A family of seven was forced out of their home Monday after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

The fire was reported just before 6 p.m. on O’Hear Avenue near Hunter Street. North Charleston and Charleston firefighters responded.

The blaze was held to the kitchen, but smoke damaged the rest of the single-story house, North Charleston Fire Department spokeswoman Bianca Sancic said. The cause of the fire was being investigated.

Red Cross volunteers were assisting the family.