At least 25 Fresno Firefighters battled a three-alarm house fire Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of several family pets, according to fire officials.
It broke out in the area of Barton and Bend avenues around 2:30 p.m., according to battalion chief Randy Reitz.
The home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, with gas on the ground and power lines down. It’s unknown how the gas leak started.
It took about 10 minutes of battling the fire to finally get inside the home and begin knocking down the fire inside.
The front home is a total loss, with about $150K in damage, and a back home on the property was able to be saved, Reitz says.
Six to 8 family pets were taken from the home, and CPR could not save any of them.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.