Six people escaped a house fire in Kenosha Friday afternoon.
The Kenosha Fire Department was called to the fire at 2506 48th St. at about 12:30 p.m. They found a single-family house with a side porch in flames.
Battalion Chief Jeff Johnson said the fire began on the porch, burned through the side door and spread into the eaves and attic.
He said the six residents of the house escaped. One resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
“We ended up having to vent the roof,” Johnson said.
He said the department called in mutual aid from other departments to cover Kenosha stations while they worked on the fire.
Michelle Nerdrum said she and a group of friends were driving by when they saw the house on fire and saw an older woman with a walker coming out of the burning house.
“I asked if everyone was out — there were people helping,” Nerdrum said.
Johnson said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.