BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A mother and her six children are safe, but are homeless, after a fire broke out overnight in east Bakersfield.
Fire officials said this blaze at a home on Rice Street started in the family's laundry room after the dryer nearly exploded.
Mary English was nearby at the Police Activities League Center watching a basketball game when her daughter called and said their house was on fire.
The fire is still under investigation.
The family is staying with relatives.