Elk Grove Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

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An Elk Grove family was able to escape an early morning house fire Friday.

"(My wife) heard a loud boom and we both jumped up and both said what the blank is that. We looked out the window and saw nothing but red," Chris Bovet, who rents the house, told FOX40.

Bovet's home on Crucero Drive was gutted after it went up in flames around 3 a.m.

Two cars in the driveway were also charred.

"Thank God my kids are safe and my wife is safe. That is all I really cared about was making sure they survived," Bovet said.

With their two small children in hand, Bovet and his wife, Quiana, managed to escape their smoke filled home.

"Literally, just the shirt off my back and my daughter in my arms. My wife was right behind me with my son," Bovet said.

When firefighters arrived the home was covered in flames.

Firefighters had no choice but to fight it from the outside.

It started in the garage and quickly spread throughout the home, burning everything in its path.

Firefighters have not determined what caused it, but they say it does not appear to be intentionally set.

The family mentioned they had been smoking in the garage which had been converted to a living space earlier that evening.