PITTSBURG — After a morning blaze, a Pittsburg home is left with extensive damage.
At approximately 11:36 a.m. on Friday the Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a fire at 805 W. 1st Street in Pittsburg.
Upon arrival to the scene, the fire crews observed smoke from all four sides of the two story house.
The fire department was able to verify there was no one home and were able to extinguish the blaze, however, heavy smoke did cause the death of two family pets. No firefighters were injured.
According to a release provided by the City of Pittsburg, the house sustained extensive fire damage to the kitchen and the entire home suffered significant smoke damage.
Although the incident is still under investigation, the release states the fire department does believe they located the source of the blaze.
“Firefighters discovered extensive damage to the electrical circuits behind the refrigerator, which was determined to be the origin for the fire,” the release said.
The City of Pittsburg said via the release that the Pittsburg Police Department Animal Control Division will be providing free cremation services for the family’s pets.