An early morning fire in a Casper home may leave the structure uninhabitable.

Casper Fire-Ems reports the call came in shortly after 5:30 am Monday to a home on the 1400 block of Cody Avenue. Fire fighters arrived to find moderate smoke and a fire in the kitchen. The four occupants of the home had already exited and crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

According to the report, the kitchen sustained significant fire and smoke damage, while the remainder of the home suffered smoke damage. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is currently under investigation. Crews remained on scene through the morning to assure the fire was completely out and to assist with the investigation.

Casper Fire-EMS would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that fire in modern residences can grow very rapidly producing significant heat and extremely toxic smoke and gases.

Install and check smoke detectors regularly for proper operation. All family members should know and practice a minimum of two means of exit from any room. Have a meeting place outside of the home that all occupants go to. Once outside, never re-enter a burning structure.

For more fire safety information, call 235-8222.