Homeowners safely escape fire on Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wauwatosa authorities responded to a fire at a home on Underwood Parkway Wednesday night, Dec. 11. 

Officials were called to a single family ranch home around 10:24 p.m., where firefighters were met with heavy fire and smoke on the first floor. 

The Wauwatosa Fire Department, along with Milwaukee and West Allis Fire Departments, placed the fire under control in less than 30 minutes. 

Officials say everyone inside the home, including pets, got out safely. 

The entire first floor and attic suffered fire and smoke damage, and the basement suffered smoke and water damage. 

The American Red Cross was on the scene to assist the homeowners. 

The exact cause of the fire is undetermined but appears to have started on the first floor living room area.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Crews were in the neighborhood Thursday, Dec. 12 distributing smoke detectors and providing fire safety tips.

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