No one was hurt in a fire Thursday in the 3600 block of Ryan Street S.E. Lacey firefighters responded to a call from neighbors who said they saw flames coming from the front of the house. They believed no one was home, but they could see a dog in the front room window.
When firefighters arrived, they found a two-story residence with heavy fire involvement on the front of the house, extending into the attic. Extinguishing the fire was made more difficult by a damaged natural gas meter that was still burning near the front door.
Lacey firefighters extinguished the exterior fire and forced entry into the home, simultaneously searching for victims and putting out the fire that had spread to the attic.
After a search of the home, the family dog was found, hiding in a bedroom. “Jasper” was removed from the house by fire fighters, given oxygen and aid.
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The fire originated near the front door, on the outside of the building. The cause is under investigation. There was significant fire damage to the front of the house as well as the roof and attic.
The home is uninhabitable, and estimated damage is $70,000.