10 evacuated from early morning home fire, 2 dogs missing

SANTA CLARA – Ten people evacuated from a home in Santa Clara in the early morning hours Thursday when fire broke out causing heavy damage to the property but only minor injuries reported.

Santa Clara Fire Department responded to the home at 2667 Vineyard Road just after about 3 a.m.

Three fire engines and a ladder truck were among the units attending the fire, Santa Clara Fire Chief Dan Nelson said. Upon arrival, fire crews noticed that the flames had spread to the attic as well as the carport and deck of the home.

“It was a very difficult fight,” he said. “It was an older home.”

The ten occupants inside the home when the fire broke out were all able to evacuate, the chief said. One person received minor burns but none needed medical transportation.

Two dogs remained unaccounted for when the fire was extinguished and mop-up was underway.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it is known that the fire’s origin was at the rear end of the house, Nelson said. Three cars were also damaged in the flames.

“A lot of damage,” Nelson said of the fire’s impact. Approximate dollar value of that damage remains to be determined as the investigation continues.

St. George and Ivins fire departments gave assistance to Santa Clara firefighters. Local law enforcement and ambulance service responded with support as well.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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