House fire causes significant damage to West Richland home

A resident and two dogs got out safely

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A fire broke out at a West Richland home on Wednesday, causing heavy damage to the back of the residence

Fire crews were sent to the home at 2901 Fire Mountain Road at about 4:30 p.m. as heavy smoke poured from the building. 

Capt. Paul Carlyle with Benton County Fire District 4 said one person was at home with two dogs and a cat. The resident and the dogs got out safely, but the cat is currently missing. 

The fire caused significant damage to the back of the home and attic, rendering it unlivable for now, Carlyle said. He did not say how many people were displaced.

The interior of the home sustained some damage but appeared to be in okay shape. 

Benton County Fire District 4, Benton County Fire District 2 and the Richland Fire Department teamed up to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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