Hutchinson family escapes house fire

HUTCHINSON, Kan, (KWCH) A Hutchinson family escaped a house fire early Sunday morning.

The fire broke out shortly before 10 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of E. 30th Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, two women were outside on the front lawn with their dog. They were evaluated by paramedics and released.

Fire crews performed an interior aggressive attack in order to locate and extinguish the fire.

"Main body of fire was in the rear portion of the house where the kitchen was located. The home sustained smoke and heat damage with extensive damage to the kitchen area. Truck crews ventilated the roof to contain the spread of the fire into the attic space," said Fire Chief Steven Beer.

No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.

Investigators are still on scene determining the cause of the fire.

Firefighters want to remind citizens to check their smoke detectors and ensure there are working. Call the Hutchinson Fire Department at 620-694-2871 for any assistance.