Woman Escapes House Fire

Five dogs were also in the home at the time of the fire. They were all taken out of the house but one did not survive.

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By Bay City News—

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 said. 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.
Debbie Amaro March 01, 2014 at 01:38 AM
This is not correct. There was only one dog that survived. The other four perished. (This was my daughter's best friend's house)


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