BOISE -- Boise firefighters quickly knocked out a house fire in Boise earlier Monday evening, but not before the home was badly damaged.

Crews were called to the home in the 12000 block of West De Meyer Street at 5:48 p.m. As they got to the home, firefighters could see heavy smoke and flames shooting from the front door.

Fire crews called for a second alarm, and got backup from Meridian Fire. The home's residents, including several children, had been inside the home when the fire started, but were able to escape safely.

Firefighters knocked down the flames, extinguishing the blaze by 6:10 p.m. Still, the family's house and most of their belongings were heavily damaged. Neighboring homes were not affected.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Boise Fire Union Burn Out Fund will assist the displaced family with their immediate needs. To donate to the Burn Out Fund, click here.

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