Photo by Buddy Preston

A mother and 4-year-old child escaped injury Thursday morning when fire broke out in their rental home at 1800 Ave. D in Brownwood. Two other family members — the father and the couple’s 6-year-old child — were not at home when the fire begain in a bedroom, Fire Marshal Buddy Preston said. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The family is being assisted by the Red Cross, Preston said.