ST CHARLES, Mo. — A family had to be rushed to the closest hospital this morning after their condominium caught on fire.

The fire started just after 3 a.m. Thursday morning inside the condo in the Heatherson complex near Old Highway 94.

Police have told our photojournalist on the scene that one adult, a teenager, and two younger children were trapped, along with their dog, on the second floor of the home.

Firefighters had to use a ladder to pull them to safety. They are being checked out now for breathing in smoke and are expected to be alright.