VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) -- Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath says a mother and two children escaped a house fire by jumping from a second-floor bedroom window.
The three suffered scratches on their legs when they hit a porch roof and then fell to the ground Tuesday.
Retterath says one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation as he was turning off the natural gas connection to the house.
The home was destroyed. The American Red Cross is helping the family.