He said the American Red Cross was called to assist the family because the house was uninhabitable.
UPDATE @ 9 a.m.
The fire has been contained with no smoke or flames still showing, according to our reporter at the scene.
The incident has caused some damage, and crews remain on the scene.
Middletown emergency crews are responding to a house fire this morning.
The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. at 1604 Columbia Ave., according to Middletown dispatchers.
Flames were showing when crews arrived, but no other information was available.
We’ll update this story as we learn more.