A heat lamp was the cause of a fire in the basement of a home on St. Anns Lane, East Falmouth, on Sunday, May 10, authorities said.

At 7:20 PM the fire department received a report of a fire in the basement of the home. The occupant tried to put out the fire but was forced out by smoke, Falmouth Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Smith said. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries, he said.

The family of four and two dogs living in the house were evacuated, Deputy Chief Smith said.

Crews found heavy smoke coming from the basement, Deputy Chief Smith said. They entered the home with a hose and walked it to the basement, where they found the fire and extinguished it.

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