CCFD: Family home badly damaged in fire Wednesday, cause under investigation

Photos: CCFD

A Crescent City home was badly burned in a fire Wednesday, the cause of which is still under investigation, according to the Crescent City Fire Dept.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3:38 p.m. the CCFD responded to a structure fire at Cooper Avenue and Calaveras Street. Pelican Bay Prison Fire Department was requested for one engine to respond.

Firefighters found a one-story wood-framed family home at 383 Cooper Ave. with fire shooting out of the windows. A person who lived there reportedly told firefighters no one was inside except possibly a dog.

Firefighters began attacking the fire as PG&E secured electricity, the CCFD said. Crews cut a ventilation hold in the roof of the home to allow heat and smoke to escape, and the fire was controlled within an hour, according to officials. Firefighters said after multiple searches, they did not find a dog inside the home.

No one was injured in the fire, according to officials. The home sustained about $50,000 in fire and smoke damage, according to the CCFD. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"Crescent City Fire & Rescue would like to remind you that smoke detectors that are properly installed and maintained will help alert occupants to rapidly spreading smoke and give you time to get out," the fire department said in a press release. "Smoke detectors save lives."

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