A family of six was displaced Tuesday when a southeast Colorado Springs basement caught fire, said Fire Capt. Brian Vaughan.
The family's wife and mother returned home to 2914 Cabrillo Circle and discovered the smoke about 2:15 p.m., Vaughan said.
Her husband was at work and four children were at school, he said. No one was injured.
The flames spread from the basement, burning a hole in the floor of the first level, Vaughan said.
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire and the extent of damage.
The house did not have any working smoke alarms, Vaughan said. "We want to remind everyone they go on every floor and in every bedroom," he said.
The Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado tweeted that it provided the family with support "for lodging and other immediate needs."
Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198