Devastating Fresno House Fire

April 2, 2008 8:17:10 PM PDT
A fast moving fire destroyed a Northwest Fresno home Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt, but a couple of dogs had to be rescued by firefighters. Firefighters said the fire started in the attic or roof area of the home, and then quickly spread. The two people who were inside made it out okay, but they had to leave their dogs behind.

The two animals were eventually rescued by firefighters. One was covered in soot and suffered from smoke inhalation, but he's expected to be okay.

Casey Clark of the Fresno Fire Department said the family did the right thing by leaving the animals behind. "Animals get very scared during an event like this and will run in and out of the house. And you know, it's really hard on a family when their animals are at risk, but their lives are more important" Clark said.

The fire also spread to the roof of a home next door. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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