South Napa home left uninhabitable by Monday fire

2013-05-13T11:27:00Z 2013-05-15T18:04:07Z South Napa home left uninhabitable by Monday fireRegister report Napa Valley Register
May 13, 2013 11:27 am  • 

Firefighters from the city of Napa were called around 10:50 a.m. to a house fire in the 1400 block of Perkins Street in the Imola neighborhood regarding a garage fire that was “well involved” in flames, according to Napa Fire Division Chief John Callanan.

The fire destroyed the garage, a boat that was parked in the driveway and spread to the home, making it uninhabitable, Callanan said.

Firefighters had to cut into the roof of the home to provide ventilation and the front windows of the structure were broken.

According to Callanan, a woman was at the home when the fire broke out. She had been in the back yard for about an hour. When she went inside the home, she saw the garage was “well involved” flames, Callanan said. She told authorities there was “more fire than she could put out.”

No people were injured in the blaze, but a cat that had been in the home was killed, Fire Capt. Steve Becker said. Firefighters tried to resuscitate the cat for 15 to 20 minutes using an oxygen delivery system designed specifically for cats and dogs, but they were unable to revive it.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but not believed to be suspicious, Becker said.

The Napa County chapter of the American Red Cross sent two representatives to help those affected by the fire.

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