Family comes home to house in flames

A Jefferson City family came home to see their house in flames.

The fire started on the second story of the home at E Dunklin and Ewing st.

A spokesman for the Jefferson City Fire Department said they were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes.

A family member suffered a hand injury, maybe while he was trying to rescue family pets.

One pet died in the fire while three others were rescued.

Officials said the cause of the fire is not known but said they can't rule out an electrical problem.

They also said the home is probably a total loss.