Major House Fire in Lower Valley

POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:15am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:14am

UPDATE - Firefighters are trying to figure out what started a huge house fire in the Lower Valley early this morning.

It happened in the 300 block of Jensen at around 5:30 a.m.  Firefighters rushed to the scene placing a condition 3 on the fire.  That means it was burning out of control.

People in surrounding homes had to be evacuated because there was a risk the fire could spread to their homes.  We're told there were 5 people inside the home when the fire started.  All of them got out of the house safely.  Sadly, two dogs died in the fire.

Fire officials say a total of 7 people lived in the home, but 2 people were out of town.  The Red Cross will be helping the family with a place to live.

We'll have interviews with witnesses and an update from fire investigators tonight on newschannel nine at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


EL PASO - Firefighters are on the scene of a major house fire in the Lower Valley. The home is in the 300 block of Jensen. Our crew on the scene says it took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. People in surrounding homes were evacuated. The Red Cross is on the scene. No word if anyone was hurt.

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