INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - A man escaped a house fire in the 10000 block of Flintrock Bluff early Monday, fire officials said.
He was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and was not taken to a hospital, they said. The man is expected to recover.
Flames broke out just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the garage, according to the fire department.
Fire crews said they were able to contain the blaze to the garage, but the rest of the home sustained smoke and heat damage.
Damage was set at $60,000.
The cause is accidental, but what exactly sparked the fire remains under investigation.
The man who was displaced is staying with relatives, according to the fire department.
Neighbors said the entire family was at home when the fire broke out.
They said a man and his wife, along with their two young children and pets, were in the home when they heard a loud popping noise from the garage.
When the husband went to check it out, neighbors said he told them heavy smoke began pouring out of the garage and into the home.
Neighbors said the husband went in and out of the house several times to make sure that his kids, his wife and their two dogs had all made it safely outside.
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