6 kids run out of burning home in Visalia, neighbor says

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- More than a dozen South Valley firefighters battled a house fire in Visalia on Monday afternoon.

Crews were called to a home on Conyer Street near Grove Avenue around 2 p.m. They found a fire between a garage and the home. That fire spread to the attic of the home, and firefighters had to break through the ceiling to get to the blaze.

A neighbor was driving by when he saw the smoke. He immediately stopped and called 911.

"There were six kids came running out. They didn't know the house was on fire. And in less than three minutes all the fire department was here and it turned out to be a pretty bad fire. Thank God that nobody got hurt," said Robert Sotelo.

Fifteen firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour. It's one of the first fires with hotter temperatures. Firefighters had to make sure they were staying hydrated.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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