NEW CANAAN - A New Canaan family escaped unharmed after their home on Fawn Lane went up in flames this morning.

The homeowner, Dan Lee, says his wife, daughter, two of her friends and their two dogs were all inside the home when the fire started at around 11:30 a.m.

Officials say everyone, including the dogs, made it out of the home without injury.

Firefighters were able to put out most of the flames within an hour.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.