MODESTO, Calif. -A fire in a Modesto neighborhood cost five residents their home and dog Thursday night.
Modesto Regional firefighters were dispatched to the home on the 1800 block of Ellison at 8:47 p.m. and arrived to heavy smoke and flames coming from the home, with the kitchen and dining room fully involved, said Battalion Chief Randy Anderson.
According to Anderson, crews knocked down the fire within 20 minutes. A subsequent search of the home found no people in the home, but a dog was found deceased in a front bedroom.
The kitchen, dining room and living room suffered the greatest amount of damage. The rest of the home sustained smoke damage. The total amount of damage to the property was estimated at $100,000, Anderson said.
All five people complained of smoke inhalation and were checked and cleared by AMR Medics.
The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants with housing needs.