Benicia firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire
that resulted in the death of a dog on Wednesday morning.
A woman in her 20s said she woke up around 9 a.m. in her
second-floor bedroom in the house at 114 Carlisle Way and smelled smoke,
Division Chief K.C. Smith said.
She saw flames on the first floor as she left the house, Smith
When firefighters from Benicia and Vallejo responded, they learned
there were no other occupants in the house but that there were five dogs at
the residence, Smith said.
The dogs were removed but one of them did not survive.
The fire was confined to an office on the first floor and it was
extinguished at 9:25 a.m., Smith said.
The blaze caused heavy heat and smoke throughout the two-story
home. Its cause is accidental and undetermined, according to Smith.
The woman told firefighters that there were no smoke detectors in
the home, Smith said.
She and other residents of the home made arrangements for
temporary housing, Smith said.