HUNTSVILLE, ON- A woman and two kids escaped a fire early this morning in Huntsville.

According to the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Fire Department, the incident was at a home along Stephenson Road 2 West in Huntsville, around 2:00 a.m. this morning.

The fire had started on the first floor, forcing the woman and two young children to exit a second story window onto the porch roof of the home.

When firefighters arrived, OPP officers and members of the Muskoka Paramedic Services had rescued the kids, and were assisting the woman.

“The fire department appreciates the actions taken by the OPP and Paramedics,” read the department press release.

“The occupants, members of the OPP and Paramedic Services were transported to hospital for observation. The cause and circumstances surrounding the fire are currently under investigation and is not deemed suspicious. Damage is estimated at $50,000.”

Working smoke alarms and a well-rehearsed home fire escape plan were described as “instrumental” in the positive outcome of the fire.

“With the clocks going back on November 3rd, the Fire Department would like to remind residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and test them regularly,” read the fire department announcement.

“This is also a good time to go over your home escape plan.”