Couple And Dogs Survive Morning House Fire

An older couple and three dogs survived a fire this morning that heavily damaged this home at 913 Cheyenne on North Mesa. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire at this home at 913 Cheyenne this morning and kept it from spreading to neighboring homes. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
An older couple was inside a home when fire broke this morning at 913 Cheyenne on North Mesa.
 
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider explained that the woman managed to get out of the house but may have fallen or somehow hit her head because she sustained lacerations to her head as well as smoke inhalation. 
 
“Neighbors called in the fire and broke a window in the man’s bedroom as police arrived and police were able to pull the man to safety,” Grider said. “The man also suffered lacerations and smoke inhalation and was transported with the woman to Los Alamos Medical Center.”
 
Engine 4 arrived on scene within minutes and conducted a quick and aggressive fire attack, Grider said. They kept the fire contained to the one house and also saved the three dogs that were inside. The dogs are temporarily being cared for at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. 
 
“I’m so proud of our phenomenal fire fighting force and the neighbors were so great this morning … that’s the beauty of this town …  every one looks out for each other.”
 
There was heavy smoke and fire damage to the home, Grider said, adding that the cause of the fire is under investigation. 
 
Scene from this morning’s fire at 913 Cheyenne. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD and LAFD occupy the corner of San Ildefonso Road and Cheynne where a home became engulfed in flames this morning. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from this morning’s fire at 913 Cheyenne. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 
Scene from this morning’s fire at 913 Cheyenne. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 
Scene from this morning’s fire at 913 Cheyenne. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 
LAFD putting out the final flames of the house fire. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
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