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Massive fire sweeps through Cypress home

A massive fire swept through a house in Cypress Tuesday morning. Smoke alarms may have helped save the family inside.

October 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A massive fire swept through a house in Cypress Tuesday morning. Smoke alarms may have helped save the family inside.

The attic was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived just after midnight.

They say working alarms gave family members enough time to escape on their own.

It took crews about 17 minutes to get the fire under control. An investigation is now under way into the cause of the fire.