3/5/2014 4:54 PM
by Stuart Hammer
COAL CITY - Five area fire departments battled a house fire in Raleigh County for about two hours Wednesday morning.
Dispatchers say the fire started before 5:30 a.m. at a house on Pine Street in Coal City.
Owners of the home say everybody got out safely from the fire, which was still smoldering into the afternoon.
The owners say they rented the home to a mother and her child whose birthday is today.
They say it's a tragic loss, but are so thankful everyone got out alive.