Oh Apr. 9th at 3:15 hours, Laurel Fire Dept. was alerted for a house fire in the 200 block of W. Sixth Street. Fire Chief Mike Lowe responded as 81 Command and arrived to find a 2 1/2 balloon construction house that had been converted into apartments with nothing visible from the exterior, however, smoke conditions existed on the interior. Eng. 81-4 was first on scene with Deputy Chief Tim West as Officer. West's crew found a kitchen fire that occurred on top of the stove with extension into the wall behind the stove. The fire was contained to the area of origin. Tower 81 arrived with F/F Donnie Layton as officer. Their crew assisted with ventilation. Five residents of the home were moved to A-81 for assessment and expressed their gratitude to the Fire Dept. and the smoke alarms that woke them up.