DENVER - A woman who wakes up early every day to help her husband with dialysis smelled smoke this morning and found a fire, family said.
The woman's son, Laine Olmstead, told 7NEWS his parents both got out of the house on Bellaire Street, near Florida Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
"I got the call that their house is on fire from one of the neighbors that live on the block. As soon as I heard that I just jumped right up," he said. "I could actually hear the sirens from my house."
Olmstead said that when he arrived to help his parents, he saw flames shooting from the roof of the house. It was the home he grew up in.
"I had no idea how much of the house was on fire," he said.
"It was a lot of fire," said Louis Keller, of the Denver Fire Deparment, "immediately the crews went to work start knocking down the fire."
The fire did severe damage to the home and also damaged the exterior of a neighboring home. One of the family's three dogs is missing.
While Olmstead's parents got out safe, his aunt was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Investigators are still working to determine a cause and were seen documenting the rear of the home Friday morning.