Mother and five children safe after house fire in St. Paul

A mother and her five children safely escaped blazing flames from their house in St. Paul on Wednesday, according to the Star Tribune.

A 7-year-old girl said sparks set her bed on fire as she was plugging in an electric heater. The only one injured, the girl was treated with a small burn on her finger by paramedics, according to the Pioneer Press.

Tik Soukchaleum, the children's father who was just returning from work, attempted to extinguish the flames himself but failed. Soukchaleum also escaped safely, the Pioneer Press reported.

An estimated $100,000 of damage was done to the $114,000 home. Another $20,000 of damage was done to the contents, the Star Tribune reported.

An investigation is taking place to determine what officially caused the fire, the Pioneer Press reported.

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