PASCO, Wash. - A house is completely destroyed and the homeowner is burned after a fire breaks out Tuesday Morning.
Henry Lopez of 815 South 4th Lane and A street in Pasco says he awoke to a noise in the basement just after 5:00 a.m. When he opened the basement door, flames shot out and singed the hair on the right side of his head. Lopez quickly got his family out of the home safely and ran to a neighboring home to call 911.
When firefighters arrived on scene flames were coming out of the basement windows heading up to the rest of the home.
Pasco police officers tell us the fire looks suspicious. The homeowner says he believes someone broke into the house through the back door shortly before the fire broke out.
No damages have been estimated yet but firefighters say the fire spread to every room in the house. No one was seriously injured but the family was taken to Lourdes Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation.