A fire in Rainier on Sunday morning destroyed a home, but nobody was injured, according a Southeast Thurston Fire Authority official.
A neighbor reported the fire in the 400 block of Volesky Drive about 9:30 a.m. The family of five living in the house was in the area but not home , Assistant Chief Brian Stewart said.
“Upon our arrival, it was well-involved, with fire coming through the roof and the house,” he said.
Though no one was injured, a puppy was found dead and a cat was unaccounted for, Stewart said.
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The house, a single-story, threebedroom wood structure, was a total loss, Stewart said. Investigators believe the fire started in one of the front bedrooms, but they have yet to determine a cause.
About 20 firefighters from McLane Fire District 9, Lacey Fire District 3, Bald Hills District 17 and the East Olympia Fire Department aided in knocking down the fire.
The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the family, which includes a daughter and two sons, but the family is believed to have other options, Stewart said.