LONGVIEW, Wash. — A home was significantly damaged in a fire on Monday night that displaced a family and took the life of a dog.
Someone driving past the home near the intersection of Washington Way and 30th Avenue called 911 around 8:00pm.
The front door was open, allowing the wind to spread flames inside. The damage did not spread to the bedrooms since those doors were closed.
“A closed bedroom door gives you the best chance at survival as it offers a significant barrier to smoke, heat and flame spread,” says Longview Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Thompson.
The Humane Society was requested to assist the residents with their surviving pets.
The cause is under investigation.