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Oxnard House Fire Displaces 7, Kills Dog

By Kelsey Gerckens, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Reporter, kelsey.gerckens@keyt.com
Published On: Jan 10 2014 07:45:43 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 10 2014 08:44:07 PM CST

Oxnard House Fire Displaces 7, Kills Dog

OXNARD, Calif. -

An Oxnard family is salvaging what is left of their home after an early-morning house fire.  The fire started just before 1 a.m. Friday in the garage of a home on the 2000 block of Walden Street. 

Firefighters arrived to the scene within minutes, and quickly knocked out the flames and made sure the family that lived at the home was OK.

“There were seven people inside the home at the time of the fire.  No injuries to the family.  However there were two dogs in the home one of them was found under a bed.  It had passed away of smoke inhalation. There were efforts made to resuscitate the animal, unfortunately they could not resuscitate the animal,” said Oxnard Fire Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez.

Fire investigators say the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the garage. 

The entire garage was gutted and the home suffered moderate smoke damage.  The damage is estimated at $175,000. 

The family is now staying at a local hotel courtesy of the American Red Cross.

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