Firefighters were called to Harebell Close, Formby, at approximately 1:30am this morning (Sunday 25th August 2012) following an emergency call.
They arrived at the scene a short time later to find a house on fire.
Two adults and two children escaped the blaze after smoke alarms alerted the family.
The detached house and roof was badly damaged by fire.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is now under way.
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