JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Crews are fighting a house fire in Jefferson County, east of Cedar Hill.

The fire broke out at the rear of the house in the 80 block of Tower Valley Road.

The family dog barked to alert the family, and all residents escaped safely.

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to the situation to help two adults with immediate needs such as food, clothes and shelter.

Donations for the family are being collected at Antonia Fire House Station No. 2 at 6633 Moss Hollow Road in Barnhart, Mo.

The cause of fire has not yet been released.