Crews responded to a structural fire at a house in the 4800 Block of Tuck Avenue yesterday afternoon.
The Terrace Fire Department arrived at 2:04 p.m., immediately after receiving the 911 call, said deputy fire chief Dave Jephson.
The fire broke out in the basement of the house and within minutes, 13 firefighters were able to contain the fire to its area of origin, he said.
As soon as smoke was detected, the family of seven immediately got out of the house and waited for the emergency services. No injuries were sustained, said Jephson. There was however extensive damage to the house due to smoke.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, said Jephson, adding that the fire department is assisting the family with their belongings and setting up insurance procedures.