Electrical problems cause house fire in Sarasota

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SARASOTA – An early morning house fire forces a family to evacuate after seeing smoke billowing out of their utility room.

It happened Monday at the 700 block of Colt Lane in Sarasota just after 5 am.

According to reports, the family heard the fire alarms go off. When they went to investigate they saw smoke coming from the utility room. The family evacuated the house.

Crews arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.

No one was hurt and fire crews say the fire was contained to one room. They believe it started from electrical problems.