WELLSVILLE — A fire behind a gas stove forced a Wellsville daycare to evacuate about 10:40 a.m. Monday in a quiet residential neighborhood on the city’s north side.

No one was injured at Kelley’s Kids Group Daycare, 221 Benton Drive, during the brief fire, Clayton Neel, EMT/firefighter with the Wellsville Fire Department, said at the scene.

“They followed the appropriate evacuation procedures and everyone got out of the home safely,” Neel said. “There was a small fire behind the stove. There does not appear to be any damage. The cause is still under investigation.”

The fire was extinguished when a Kansas Gas Service employee shut off the natural gas line to the home, Neel said.