Billings Heights Home Burns To The Ground
The family of a home in Billings Heights managed to escape from their burning home on Ida Lane in the Heights on Sunday afternoon.The family dogs were not as lucky, they perished in the blaze.
Emergency crews, including six fire truck crews responded to the 2000 block of Ida Lane in Billings Heights just before 1 p.m. The fire apparently started in the basement of the home and spread through the main floor and attic.
The home was totally engulfed when fire trucks arrived. It took about 60 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Two adults and 7 children managed to escape.
According to Deputy Fire Marshal, Jeff McCullough,
the fire caused major damage to the home with a property and content loss of $300,000.
The report states that the property and contents were insured. The blaze is under investigation.