Fire Forces Family Out Of Ephrata Home

An Ephrata family was forced out of their home Wednesday after a fire broke out in a lower level of the residence.

Authorities say the fire at the Basin Street home started in a pile of clothing under a staircase that may have ignited due to an electrical problem or a child playing with a lighter.

Grant County Fire District 13 crews joined Ephrata firemen in responding to the fire.

No injuries were reported.