A family and three dogs were displaced after a basement fire left heavy smoke damage throughout a house in Harvard Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 1000 block of Hayes Street for a report of a residential structure fire.
Alex Vucha, a spokesperson for the Harvard Fire Protection District, said firefighters received additional reports while responding indicating there was smoke and flames in the basement.
Firefighters arrived four minutes later and quickly made entry into the home.
They were able to extinguish the fire within minutes, Vucha said.
Although the small fire was isolated to the basement of the home, heavy smoke damage occurred throughout the residence.
The home remains uninhabitable until repairs and cleaning can be performed.
The American Red Cross was requested to the scene to assist the residents, Vucha said.
An adult, two teenagers and three dogs were displaced. All of them escaped prior to the fire department arriving.
No injuries were reported during the fire. Damage estimates are still being evaluated.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation by the Harvard Fire Protection District.