JANESVILLE—Six people from an extended family lost their home on Janesville’s south side Sunday morning, the Janesville Fire Department reported.
No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $35,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents.
Firefighters did not consider the fire suspicious, but they listed it as under investigation Sunday night.
Firefighters were called to the two-story house at 1315 Jerome Ave. at 7:10 a.m.
They arrived to find flames coming out of the house’s south side on the first floor. All occupants and pets had already left the house, according to the report.
One of the residents, John H. Devalk, is listed as the owner.
Firefighters entered and quickly extinguished the fire, according to the report.
The fire was contained to the first floor and basement, but the entire single-family house sustained smoke and heat damage, according to the report.
The American Red Cross was contacted and responded to the scene to assist the residents.