Police investigating possible store robbery spot house fire, get family to safety

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A family was alerted to a fire in their home after police were called to a possible robbery across the street early Monday.

It happened at around 4 a.m. in the 12900 block of Crossburn Avenue near West 130th Street.

Police were reportedly in the neighborhood investigating after an alarm went off at a nearby mini-mart.

They spotted smoke at the home across the street and were able to get a family of at least eight out safely before fire crews arrived.

The American Red Cross has been called to help the family.