By Stephanie Wolf
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A Broomfield family barely escaped an early morning house fire on Saturday, according to the North Metro Fire Rescue District.
Around 4 a.m., a family member awoke to the smell of smoke and cracking and popping noises. The individual alerted the six other occupants of the home. They all escaped the fire with no reported injuries.
Arriving minutes after the family escaped, North Metro Fire Rescue District crews found smoke and fire in the kitchen area. Twenty firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze and rid the house of smoke.
Due to a moderate amount of damage to the home, the family is temporarily displaced. The Red Cross and the City of Broomfield are helping the family find short-term housing.
As of Saturday afternoon, the cause of the fire remained undetermined and under investigation by the North Metro Fire Rescue District.
North Metro Fire Rescue District issued a reminder that working smoke detectors in the home are the best way to alert residents in case of a fire. For more information regarding smoke detectors and the best places to locate them in a home, contact the local fire department. Residents of the North Metro Fire Rescue District can get more information by calling 303-452-9910.