Family pet killed in Kennewick house fire

By on Saturday, January 13th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

KENNEWICK – Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire at 1:54 a.m. Saturday on the 2600 block of West Seventh Avenue. Three adults inside the home got out safely before firefighters arrived. However, a dog perished in the fire from smoke inhalation.

The three adults inside the home were alerted to the fire by what the described as an odd odor. While investigating the source of the odor, one of the occupants discovered the fire in the kitchen area of the home.

In addition to the fire, Kennewick Fire Chief Chad Michael said firefighters had to contend with extremely cold temperatures. At the time of the fire, the outside air temperature was 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Michael said extra care was taken to ensure that firefighters did not sustain injuries from the water coming from fire hoses that immediately turned into ice upon contact with concrete and asphalt in the area.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is presently undetermined.

There were no working smoke alarms inside of the home.

Photo via Kennewick Fire Department