Three University of Utah students escaped without injury from an early morning fire that severely damaged their Salt Lake house.

Breaking glass woke the students, whose names and ages were't available Friday morning, shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, said Salt Lake Fire Capt. Devin Villa.They ran from the home and called for help. Firefighters arrived at 422 S. University St. (1325 East) and found smoke and flames coming out the front of the house, Villa said in a written statement.

Crews quickly attacked the fire and were able to contain it in the front portion of the house within 20 minutes. Damage is estimated at about $35,000.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.