A Hillsboro family escaped without injury from their burning home Wednesday night after a fire broke out in the home's utility room, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue reported.
The fire, which started about 7:30 p.m., caused an estimated $8,000 damage to the duplex at 851 N.W. 229th Ave.
Firefighters said Aaron Hanson, his wife and four children aged three to eleven were at home. Hanson and his wife smelled smoke and found flames in the utility room.
Investigators are checking the utility room and appliances to determine the cause of the fire.
?Tom Hallman Jr.