Fort Smith Firefighters Battle Early Morning House Fire

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Fort Smith Firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning.

Fort Smith Police say they were notified at about 2 a.m. about a fire at the 5000 Block of Wheeler Avenue.

The homeowners managed to escape the home with only minor cuts to their arms.

Witnesses say they saw smoke coming from the home’s hot water heater.

Firefighters have not released the exact cause of the fire at this time.