Pet dies in Jefferson City house fire; fire alarm notifies family

2 months 1 day 1 hour ago Monday, May 20 2019 May 20, 2019 Monday, May 20, 2019 10:00:00 PM CDT May 20, 2019 in News
By: Aaron Custer, KOMU8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY -- A working smoke detector notified a Jefferson City family of a fire Monday night.

They were able to escape because of the warning.

The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the house fire at around 6 p.m. Monday night.

According to a press release, no humans were injured at the house on the 1100 block of Major Drive, but first responders found a family pet dead inside. A department press release did not identify the type of pet.

The fire started in the house's basement. An electrical issue started the fire, according to a JCFD press release.

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