Dryer fire kills chihuahua, casues $100K in damage
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Northwest Fire responded to a fire overnight that killed a pet chihuahua and caused $100,000 in damage.
According to Katy Heiden, firefighters were called to a townhome in the 500 block of W. Calle Lago for reports of “smoke in the area. When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered light smoke coming from a skylight.
Firefighters made entry into the townhome and discovered thick, black smoke throughout the interior, with flame visible when they entered the laundry room.
No humans were home at the time; however, a Chihuahua did not survive the fire.
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be the dryer.
Extensive smoke and heat damage resulted in an estimated $100,000 damage.