It was about 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning that Joel Sachar and his family discovered a fire upstairs of their first-floor apartment on the corner of Lake Street and Broadway.
Sachar's wife, who had experienced a house fire before, knew when she heard a crackling noise coming from the second floor.
"We heard crackling in the ceiling and we saw and smelled some smoke," Sachar said. "We got our son and my wife, got our coats, and ran outside the house."
Wakefield Fire responded to a call of fire at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. They quickly struck a second and third alarm, which brought apparatus from other communities to the scene and to cover the stations.
No injuries were reported.
Officials are still investigating the fire. Stay with Wakefield Patch for further updates.