A Shawnee family safely escaped an overnight house fire and now a GoFundMe account has been set up to assist them.

The Smoking Oaks neighborhood, near Kickapoo and West Penny Street, received a middle-of-the-night visit from the Shawnee Fire Department early Friday morning.

A Shawnee family safely escaped an overnight house fire and now a GoFundMe account has been set up to assist them.

The Smoking Oaks neighborhood, near Kickapoo and West Penny Street, received a middle-of-the-night visit from the Shawnee Fire Department early Friday morning.

SFD Battalion Chief Tony Wittman said at about 3:45 a.m. Friday, crews responded to a structure fire at 4009 Blaine Road.

Once on the scene, firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the back of the residence, he said.

“The homeowners woke up and the family crawled out of the residence from beneath the smoke,” he said.

Most of the fire appeared to be contained within the kitchen and an add-on room behind it, as well as the attic, he reported.

Wittman said much of the damage appears to be smoke-related.

“The front of the home looks like it's in pretty good shape — outside of quite a bit of smoke damage,” he said.

Wittman said the fire started to get on the residence to the north.

“It melted some siding,” he said.

Bobby Hibben set up a GoFundMe page to help the family — his brother Thomas Hibben and his wife Samantha and their three sons.

To make a donation, visit gofundme.com/hibben-family-loss.