The fire broke out just after 6:00 Wednesday morning near 38th and Q
Battalion Chief Keith Main says when they arrived there was smoke and flames coming from the front porch. They were able to put the fire out quickly. The porch sustained heavy damage.
Main says the three people who live there were already outside when they arrived. Even though it's the first day of spring, the temperature was 16 degrees and a strong north wind made it feel like zero.
"It doesn't feel like spring," Main says. The three residents were put in the back of a rescue squad to keep warm. Investigators say a carelessly discarded cigarette is the cause of the fire. It caused about $21-thousand damage.