Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 --- 6:44 a.m.
Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Kenwood Avenue in Beloit this morning. The call came in just before 1 am.
When crews arrived on scene there was a heavy fire in the basement and first floor of the residential home. All occupants inside the home were evacuated when crews arrived. Two adults and five children were inside the home at the time.
Crews say the fire was caused by an overheated extension cord from a space heater. Damage is estimated at $25,000.