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House fire possibly caused by heating stove

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KENNEWICK, WA - The Kennewick Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1032 W. 14th Place in Kennewick at approximately 8:05 a.m. The initial report to 911 was that the homeowner found a fire near their pellet stove in the living room and was able to safely evacuate themselves and their pets.

The first fire unit arrived on scene less than 6 minutes from the time of the initial call to 911 and found the home about 50% involved in fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and protect some of the upstairs bedrooms from the spread of the fire.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time but investigators are focusing on the area of the pellet stove, foul play is not suspected.

There were no injuries to civilians and there was a minor hand injury to one of the responding firefighters.

The Kennewick Fire Department would like to remind the public to keep all combustible materials away from all heating sources and to make sure that fire places, pellet stoves and gas appliances are routinely examined for proper performance.