Madera County family loses home in fire

March 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Madera County family watched as their home went up in flames. The blaze broke out early Monday afternoon on Road 30 near Avenue 21.

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Fire officials say limited water and few firefighters only allowed them to provide a defensive attack. The fire crews needed two hours to contain the fire and put out the flames.

Fortunately, the family's dog managed to make it out safely.

Firefighters say smoke and water ruined what wasn't burned in the fire.