NEWARK -- Authorities are investigating an early morning house fire that displaced a couple and their three children and caused about $155,000 in damage to their home.

No one was injured in the two-alarm blaze that broke out just before 2:10 a.m. at 8160 Marion Drive, said Alameda County fire Deputy Chief Dave Lord.

Fire crews were called to the two-story home after two adults in the home woke to the sound of a popping noise coming from the back of the house, Lord said.

The adults got up, saw their home was on fire and safely evacuated the home with their three children, Lord said.

It took firefighters 55 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which fire officials say caused at least $155,000 in heat and smoke damage to the home.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help the family find temporary housing.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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