YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities say three people and a kitten were able to escape from a house fire west of Davis early Thursday morning.

The West Plainfield Fire Department says firefighters responded to the scene a little after 3 a.m. It appears the fire started on a porch but by the time firefighters arrived, the backside of the house was starting to burn.

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Flames then got up into the attic and roof of the home before they were reigned in by firefighters.

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Three people were inside the home; all got out safely. A kitten was also rescued and suffered some burned whiskers, but is otherwise OK.

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Exactly what started the fire is now under investigation.