Tumwater family loses house and dog to fire

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help a Tumwater family whose home was destroyed in a fire Friday night.

The fire also killed Boo, the family dog, according to a report from Komonews.com.

About 10 p.m. Friday, Tumwater fire and other fire crews were dispatched to the 4700 block of Delta Lane Southeast.

The homeowner, Joshua Morton, and his fiancée, Rhonda Meadows, apparently were at the movies when they learned that their house was on fire, Komonews.com reported. Their children were not home during the fire.

However, the family dog was found dead in the kitchen. Rhonda’s wedding dress also burned in the fire.

Meadows and Morton were set to get married next month, according to Komonews.com.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe page to support the family can be found at tinyurl.com/j99e794.