Five people escaped from a burning home in Hickory Corners  and  others from a burning home in Middleville after midnight Friday morning.

WOOD TV reports that two adults and three children escaped a fire inside their home aound one a.m. in the 4000 block of Hickory Road. Fire had broken out upstairs and resulted in $70,000 worth of damage.

An hour earlier, south of Middleville, no one was hurt on the 2200 block of Kiser Road.  Firefighters said they have to knock down some walls to get all the embers out.