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Family left without a home after morning fire

Posted: 10:30 PM, Sep 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-16 02:30:01Z

A family was forced out of their home by a fire this morning. 

It happened on Mineral Avenue in Port Charlotte. 

Firefighters say the fire was in a back bedroom. 

Three people were inside the home, and all three made it out safely. 

One of the people did admit to having a candle burning inside a closet in the bedroom where the fire started. 

The State Fire Marshall will investigate and determine the cause of the fire. 

The Red Cross is helping the family.