COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho -- Fire crews responded to a large house fire on N. 5th in Coeur d'Alene early Tuesday morning.
Officials said the fire started around 5 a.m. When they arrived they saw that four people inside the home were able to escape.
When they arrived the house was completely on fire and crews said they could not go inside.
Firefighters said they had to fight the fire from the outside and keep the fire from spreading.
Witnesses said they could see black smoke for miles. One block of 5th was closed while crews fought the fire.
The Red Cross is on the way to help those displaced by the fire.
Crews remained on scene to put out hot spots.