A Birmingham family had to escape after the house next door burned down in an early morning house fire.
The house, which neighbors say was abandoned, was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived on the scene around 3:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of 51st Street.
The family left their home because they feared the fire would spread.
Two houses on either side of the burned home and a car sustained minor damage.
The fire is under control.