A kitchen fire in Darbrook Road house was quickly extinguished Monday morning.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze by an activated alarm system in the house about 8:50 a.m., according to the Fire Department report.

The shift commander and Engine 2 from headquarters were dispatched to investigate the cause of the alarm, and on arrival, saw smoke coming from the rear of the residence. Additional personnel were called to the scene, where a fire in the kitchen was discovered.

The fire involved the dishwasher, adjacent cabinets and a portion of the floor, according to firefighters.

To douse the fire, a 1-and-half-inch hand line was stretched to a side door, while Engine 2 personnel were able to extinguish most of the flames using a pressurized water extinguisher. Other firefighters, meanwhile, checked the basement and upper floors to make sure the fire had not spread to those areas.

Four pets were safely removed from the house, and there were no reported injuries among firefighters.

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.