A family of eight escaped a house fire, thanks to an 11-year-old's quick thinking.

One adult and seven children were inside a home on Tarrywood Drive when a fire started in the home.

The 11-year-old heard the smoke alarm and got the rest of the family out of the home, saving their lives.

No one was hurt in the fire, but Red Cross is providing assistance for the family.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.