Family pet killed in West Valley house fire

WEST VALLEY CITY (News4Utah) - A family pet is dead after an early morning house fire in West Valley.

The fire started around 7 a.m. at 4411 West Trinity Avenue (4665 South).

Jeff Fox, Battalion Chief with West Valley Fire Department said there were nine people living in the house at the time - six adults and three children. He is unsure how they are all related. Batt. Chief Fox says they all made it out without injuries.

"There were two animals inside. We did find one that was deceased. The other one, they think they remember taking the dog outside and setting it down, but they aren't sure where the dog is at this time," Fox said.

Autumn Price lives down the street and said she personally knows the family affected. She was one of the witnesses of the fire this morning.

"I just remember hearing this little girl crying and I wanted to run over and help her," said Price. "The family is a really good family and they're just really loving people."

Investigators believe the fire was caused by someone dropping a candle on the floor. Batt. Chief Fox said the house has at least $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters said the home is unlivable due to the damage from the fire. The Utah Red Cross is assisting the family.

 


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