Nanaimo fire rescue says a family is safe after escaping a house fire in the northern part of the city.
Crews were called to 4400 block of Burma Road around 12:26 p.m.
Four engines and a rescue vehicle from Nanaimo Fire Rescue all responded.
According to Nanaimo Fire Rescue, a woman and her four young daughters were able to get out of the single-family home that caught fire. A dog and a cat were able to jump out a window. However, another cat is unaccounted for.
The house had cedar roof shingles and the cause of the fire is under investigation.