Updated at 4:32 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A husband, wife and their 4-year-old daughter escaped a fire that started in a first-floor bedroom and tore through the family’s Tice Place home Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Firefighters rushed to the blaze at 1041 Tice Place at 1:13 p.m. and worked for more than hour to control the fire in the single-family home, Fire Chief Anthony Tiller said.

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The fire started in a first-floor bedroom of the home and quickly spread throughout the rest of the home, Tiller said. Firefighters had the blaze controlled by 2:43 p.m., he said.

“Crews made an entry through the front door,” Tiller said. “They experienced heavy heat, heavy fire.”

At 2 p.m., flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the 2.5-story home as a ladder truck sprayed water from above.

Nobody was injured, police said.

Firefighters from Linden, Rahway and Springfield provided aid on the scene while additional departments covered Westfield’s firehouses, Tiller said.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze, he said.

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