Two adults and two children escaped a fire late Monday that started in the garage of their Overland Park. No one was injured.
The fire was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the 9500 block of Lowell Avenue. The first firefighters on the scene reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage of the single-story house.
Firefighters from Overland Park and Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2 quickly knocked down the fire. It was contained to the garage and a hallway that leads to the garage.
The house, however, had significant smoke damage. The family displaced by the fire is staying with relatives.
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The family told fire officials that they believe a malfunctioning lighter might have started the fire. The cause is being investigated.