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Family Loses Home In Morning House Fire

Published On: Feb 09 2013 02:07:22 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 09 2013 02:40:26 PM CST
Biggs House Fire Photo
BIGGS, Calif. -

A family of ten people lost everything when a house Biggs was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. 

The homeowner reported the fire just after 9:30 a.m. at 419 Aleut Street.   The family told KRCR News Channel 7 they were running the washing machine and started to notice black smoke.  The family evacuated and called 911.

Everyone inside escaped without injury.

Aleut Street was closed as 8 engines responded from Butte County Cal-Fire, Oroville, Biggs and Gridley.  There were 24 firefighters on scene.  They cut a hole in the roof to attack the flames.

The family said they lost everything, including furniture, televisions, clothing, family photos and other valuables.

Damage to the home is estimated at $300,000.  Firefighters were able to save three cars.  One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fourth Street and Aleut will remain closed until 2 p.m. as firefighters finish their work.