A family of four escaped unharmed from a house fire in Somers early Thursday.
The Somers Fire Department was called to the home, 908 Sheridan Road, at about 2:08 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the family, including two children, was already out of the house and smoke was pouring from inside.
An adult man from the family was taken to a local hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.
Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson said the fire began in an upstairs bedroom, and firefighters were able to contain the fire to that room.
He said there was smoke damage throughout the house, with damage to the structure estimated at about $30,000 and about $5,000 to the contents of the home.
“The guys did a good job of containing the fire,” Wilkinson said.
He said there was one smoke detector in the home.
He said it was not sounding when firefighters arrived, but one of the children in the house said it had been working and had alerted them.
Wilkinson said the cause of the fire appears to have been from smoking materials in the bedroom.
COLLECTION: Photos of the Day for August
Luann Sinnen: Storm
Luann Sinnen took this photo of a storm rolling in at Simmons Field in June.
Angie Coots: Sunshine and shadow
Sunshine and shadows
“Morning walk past the Kemper Center today — beautiful sunshine casting shadows on the sidewalk in front of me,” wrote Angie Coots. She took this photo Aug. 8.
Alexis Steagall: Mourning dove
Alexis Steagall took this photo of a mourning dove enjoying a spot of sunshine and warm weather this spring.
Janel Jacobs: Inside the bubble
Inside the bubble
“We took our grandson, Xavier Jacobs, to the Kenosha County Fair and again he wanted to do the Hamster Ball,” wrote West C. Jacobs III. “He seems to have the knack for staying up and running inside the ball with ease. As you can see — with the great happy smile — he really enjoys this event. My wife, Janel Jacobs, took the photo.”
Wayne Hanson: Butterfly
Wayne Hanson of Kenosha took this photo of a butterfly on a coneflower in his garden.
Tiffany Clark: Turtle
Keep an eye out for crossing turtles
Tiffany Clark took this photo as she was “helping this guy along to the water.”
Connie Trempt: Father and son
Father and son
Connie Trempt took this photo of her husband, Steven, teaching son Grant how to work on trucks. The photo was submitted by Grant’s grandmother, Crystal Fink.
Evelyn Lepp: Squirrel in feeder
There’s always a way
From her breakfast room window, Evelyn Lepp saw a squirrel popping out of the top of her bird feeder on Aug. 12.
Susanne Ambrose: Dog days
Susanne Ambrose took this photo of Apollo, 7 months, basking in the sun at Carol Beach at the end of a hot weekend.
Kathy Brand: Tall ship Appledore
Out for a sail
Kathy Brand took this photo of the tall ship Appledore IV “from the top of the red lighthouse.”
Lara Simmons: Dog sisters
Lara Simmons took this photo of “my French bulldog, Coma, and her ‘big sister,’ Abscess. All my dogs have medical-related names — I work for a medical company.”
Wendy Frasheski: Pelicans
“As I was driving on Fisherman Drive at the lakefront June 2, I noticed a bird species obviously much larger than your average gull variety,” wrote Wendy Frasheski. “Upon further review with binoculars, I discovered the eight birds were American white pelicans partying together on the breakwater!”
Mark Juliani: Lincoln Park lagoon
Mark Juliani took this photo of the bridge and lagoon in Lincoln Park.
Nicole Strash: Pool fun
Nicole Strash took this photo of her husband, Danny, tossing their son Rocky into the air during a day at the pool. The photo was submitted by Rocky’s grandmother, Crystal Fink.
West C. Jacobs: Triplets
“I moved a wood duck nesting box further into our backyard, thinking maybe if not a duck, an owl or woodpecker (would use it),” wrote West C. Jacobs III of Trevor. “Not to happen this year — a gray squirrel used it for her nesting.” Jacobs took this photo of three little gray squirrels who were “about ready to leave the nest” earlier this summer.
Cory Sorn: Tall ships at sunrise
Cory Sorn took this photo of the tall ships at sunrise in the Kenosha harbor on Sunday morning.
Tiffany Clark: Bee on flower
Tiffany Clark took this photo of a bee on a flower.
Susanne Ambrose: Paddleboarding
Susanne Ambrose took this photo of Greyson Grams, 10, of Pleasant Prairie, trying out paddleboarding in Lake Michigan off Carol Beach.
Jen Sepanski: July Fourth rainbow
Jen Sepanski took this photo of a rainbow over Lake Michigan at Carol Beach in Pleasant Prairie on the Fourth of July.
Holly Sater: A boy and his new dog
A boy and his new dog
“Back in September, I submitted a picture of my son, Jackson, and our almost 13-year-old dog, Brindy,” wrote Holly Sater, “Sadly, she passed away in May. We were heartbroken, but we since have found love again in our rescue, Harper, from Hope Safehouse in Racine.” She says of this photo, taken by Adam Sater, “We did not intentionally re-create the original submission, but certainly, we are thrilled when we catch a glimpse of our sweet Brindy in our new pup, Harper.”