AMHERST, N.Y.-- A kitchen fire caused severe damage to a home at 158 Berehaven Drive, according to the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters say the blaze began just before 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the home's kitchen. Everyone inside the house was able to make it out safely, but fire officials estimate the damages to be about $70,000 to the structure and contents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.