No one was hurt in a mobile home fire that called firefighters to Blanch Street, off of Gas Well Road, near Soldotna on Tuesday.
Members of Central Emergency Services took only a few minutes to subdue the blaze that started in the master bedroom and bathroom area, said CES Chief Roy Browning. Those inside the mobile home at the time of the fire Tuesday afternoon all made it out safely, though a pet dog died. The house is home to seven children and two parents.
Investigators from CES are still looking into the cause of the fire, Browning said.
CES sent 23 firefighters, two engines and three tankers to tackle the fire. The Kenai Fire Department was called for mutual aid and sent an engine and a few firefighters to help, Browning said.
Though the cause of this particular fire is not yet known, Browning said there are certain things homeowners need to watch out for to avoid winter house fires. Having working smoke detectors is an important aspect of home safety, he said.
“Be careful with appliances and heating equipment,” Browning said.
“They get more work during colder temperatures, therefore they need more maintenance.”