Craig family loses dog in small house fire | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig family loses dog in small house fire

Janelle O'Dea

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 2200 block of Third Street on Thursday morning. Battalion Chief Troy Hampton said after the initial investigation, it's believed a small electrical appliance or faulty electrical wiring in the kitchen started the fire.

— A structure fire in Craig left a dog dead and a family displaced on Thursday morning, according to fire officials.

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 2200 block of Third Street on Thursday morning.

The home belongs to the Cameron Bennett family, according to the Moffat County property ownership database.

The Bennetts were not home at the time of the fire. The family dog did not survive.

One of the first responders, Battalion Chief Troy Hampton, said after the initial investigation, it’s believed a small electrical appliance or faulty electrical wiring in the kitchen started the fire.

Hampton said a victims advocate is working with the family to find temporary shelter, as the structure isn’t likely to be salvaged because of heat and smoke damage. Some personal belongings were saved.

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A neighbor called in the fire, according to Hampton.

Contact Janelle O’Dea at 970-875-1795 or jodea@CraigDailyPress.com or follow her on Twitter @jayohday.

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