At 10:39 a.m., firefighters were called to a house on the 200 block of SW Roxbury Street. When firefighters arrived then found the one-story home’s deck on fire with flames extending up the side of the home to the roof.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire and foamed the remaining charred area to prevent the rekindling of the flames.
The fire investigator determined the fire began inside a metal dog cage on the wooden deck of the home and spread to the deck and exterior wall. The fire never made it inside the house.
The cause of the fire is being called accidental electrical. The damage estimate is $20,000.
The four Chihuahua’s inside the dog cage all survived the fire.