CHARLESTON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – A person escapes from a second story window after a home catches fire.

According to the Charleston Fire Department, crews went to 102 N. 12th St. a little after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The home suffered heavy damage.

The person who escaped through the second story window was treated at the scene. They were the only person home at he time.

Several dogs died in the fire.

The Red Cross is helping the three people displaced by the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.