Monday, 02 October 2023

Monday evening Fire destroys Lucerne home

The home's interior was gutted by the fire, which also killed a dog inside the residence. Photo by John Jensen, with thanks for Northshore Fire for assistance with lighting.


LUCERNE – A fire destroyed a Lucerne home early Monday evening.

Northshore Fire Protection District responded to the scene in the 4200 block of Foothill shortly before 5:45 p.m., shutting down a portion of Foothill to allow in three fire trucks, an ambulance, a generator truck and two smaller trucks.

No human occupants were inside the trailer, said Fire Chief Jim Robbins, adding that the home appeared to be inhabited and had a porch light on.

Robbins was first on scene, making his way up to the mobile, perched on a hillside above a garage.

As he initially made his way up to the home to secure the utilities, Robbins said he encountered another danger.

“There was some ammunition going off in there,” he said.

When firefighters arrived they found the house's living room area burning, Robbins said.

The fire did claim one casualty – a medium-sized black dog that was inside the home died as a result of the fire. Another pet, a snake in an aquarium, appeared to be OK.

Pacific Gas and Electric arrived on scene after 6:30 p.m. to secure the house's power supply.

The home's owners arrived at the scene after 7:30 p.m. The home was ruled uninhabitable and Red Cross was dispatched to help the home's residents secure emergency housing.


Robbins said they don't yet know what caused the fire.

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Firefighters with Northshore Fire strap on new tanks at a fire on Foothill Drive Monday evening. Photo by John Jensen.


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