Family escapes Waldo house fire - KCTV5

Family escapes Waldo house fire

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The family says they smelled smoke and saw the smoke coming out of air vents and light fixtures. (KCTV5) The family says they smelled smoke and saw the smoke coming out of air vents and light fixtures. (KCTV5)
Two adults, their daughter and their two pets escaped the house without injuries. (KCTV5) Two adults, their daughter and their two pets escaped the house without injuries. (KCTV5)
The family says everything in the home is replaceable. They're just glad everyone is safe. (KCTV5) The family says everything in the home is replaceable. They're just glad everyone is safe. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A family and their pets escaped a house fire at a Waldo home Friday morning.

The fire started before 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 7900 block of Campbell Street.

The family says it all started when the lights went out early Friday morning. They say when the lights came back on, a few minutes later, their garage was on fire. They say they smelled smoke and saw the smoke coming out of air vents and light fixtures. When the family went downstairs, the garage was fully engulfed by flames.

Flames extended to a common wall and to the house.

Firefighters had to tear up walls and ceilings to make sure the fire was out.

Two adults, their daughter and their two pets escaped the house without injuries but they will not be able to stay at the home due to heavy amounts of smoke damage.

The family says everything in the home is replaceable. They're just glad everyone is safe. 

Neighbors came together to offer support and a spare room to the family.

Fire officials say no cars were inside the garage, something they are grateful for. If there had been gasoline in the garage, the fire could've been a lot more dangerous. 

"They had to tear out the walls to make sure they got all the hotspots and they think it might have been an electrical fire somehow," said homeowner Troy Dewberry.

Investigators are working to figure out what caused the fire. 

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