LARGO, Md. — Firefighters say a man rushing to get home after his 2 pre-teen children called to say the family’s house was on fire flipped his car onto its roof, crawled out and ran a half-mile to his home.

Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department, says the children escaped the fire unharmed.

Firefighters arrived about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to see smoke coming from the front of the townhouse in Largo. The blaze on the first floor was quickly put out, Brady says.

The children called their father after they got out of the house.

Brady says paramedics took the father to a hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Brady says the Red Cross is helping the family find shelter.

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