House fire leave Port Orchard family homeless

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- A fast-moving fire destroyed a home in Port Orchard Monday morning and left a family looking for a place to live.

Six children, their mother and a friend were inside the home when the fire started at around 12:30 a.m.

While Robert Evans, the children's father and a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy was on duty at the Navel Hospital in Bremerton, the fire destroyed his family's home.

"It was pretty fast. Someone was calling 'fire' and my wife got off the couch and ran up with the fire extinguisher and within minutes it went from bad to worse," said Evans, who has lived in the home on Sydney Road for 6 years.

The fire started on the second floor, in 11-year-old Danni's room.

"When she woke up her hands were on fire and she had the piece of mind just to get out. She jumped off the two story roof and got out of there," Evans said.

Danni sustained second and third degree burns to her hands, but is expected to fully recover. Her mother, Cathleen, and five siblings were overcome with smoke inhalation. The entire family was taken to a local hospital.

"We had a friend over, and he pretty much stepped up and saved the day. If it wasn't for him a lot of my kids wouldn't have made it," said Evans.

The family's black lab, Buddy, did not survive the fire.

Monday afternoon the family was released from the hospital.

Fire officials say the home is likely a total loss. Red Cross is helping with temporary logging and basic supplies.

There is no word on what caused this fire.