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UPDATE, 9:30 a.m.: A 17-year-old female suffered smoke-inhalation before being extracted through a window and a cat was killed in the fire, according to Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods. The fire started in the utility/laundry room before spreading outside and up the walls, Woods explained.
The utility area of the house is “pretty much gutted,” Woods said.
An ambulance and four fire trucks responded to a house fire at 2245 Fairfield Street this morning shortly before 9 a.m.
Fairfield Street was closed to traffic between Spring Hawthorne and Buhne, and shortly after 9 a.m. PG&E was working to shut off the gas lines to the single-family residence.
The Outpost’s Hank Sims is on the scene and reports that the back of the home sustained burn damage and the roof has a hole in it.