The reason for a home fire that endangered a feline and two dogs Nov. 24 stayed under investigation Monday.The blaze, reported at about 6:20 p.m. last Friday, greatly damaged the single-family dwelling at 146 N. Sixth St., with residential or commercial property loss at first approximated at $35,000 and content loss estimated at $5,000. The fire displaced the residents, Montrose
Fire Protection District Battalion Chief John Rogers said.The residents left injury, although a Montrose Police Department officer who
was ensuring nobody was inside cut himself on broken glass and needed a few stitches, inning accordance with the MPD.Firefighters pulled 2 canines from the home, which were”resuscitated, “and a cat rescued from the house also
was reported as OK, per Rogers, who said the animals were taken in for veterinary care.The first fire teams got to 6:25 p.m. Nov. 24 to heavy fire coming out the backside of the house, plus smoke from the front and side.They brought the blaze under control at 6:50 p.m. and were able to clear the scene about 2 hours later.The fire district’s fire detective might not be right away reached
Monday for more information.Katharhynn Heidelberg is an acclaimed journalist and the senior writer for the Montrose Daily Press.
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