Family prays missing pets are found after Wednesday fire destroys home

Family prays missing pets are found after Wednesday fire destroys home

FINLEY, Wash. - Local firefighters say no one is hurt after a mobile home caught fire in Finley.

Firefighters tell Action News the fire was reported Wednesday around noon at a mobile home at Bryson Brown Road and Highway 397.

Firefighters from the Kennewick, Richland and Pasco fire departments assisted Benton County Fire District #1 in attacking this fire.

Fire chief Lonnie Click said a man and a child escaped the fire, grabbing two of their five dogs on the way out.

A third, pregnant dog was also saved and reunited with owner Kristina Davis.

Davis said she's grateful her family made it out safe, but already worrying about what comes next.

She said the Red Cross is helping her family right now, but from where she was standing the fire appeared to have destroyed everything.

Click said firefighters didn't see the family's two missing dogs and Davis said her family is hoping they escaped and are found safe.

Firefighters said they were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to any nearby brush.

The official cause of the afternoon fire remains unknown, but investigators said it may have started with the misuse of a lighter or matches.

Chief Click compared it to another fire the week before where a man trying to kill gophers with a propane torch burned 20 acres in Benton City.

"There's not any age that's okay to play with matches. You have to be really careful when you're using fire whether its matches, lighter or propane torches."

Fire officials remain at the scene to try to determine a cause.

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