Dogs Flee Fire as Water Main Blows

Four small dogs, unhurt, scampered free as firefighters broke down the door to the home on Hennessy Drive where a kitchen fire set off a fire alarm and a broken water main briefly flooded the street Sunday.

Four small dogs were the only family members at home when a kitchen fire broke out midmorning Sunday in the 100 block of Hennessy Drive. 

Firefighters from the and CalFire, responding to a neighbor's report of a fire alarm going off at the house, had to break down the door to gain entry.

The four dogs ran out of the house as firefighters entered to find some food burning on the stove. Three of the pets remained at the scene while one continued running away on Coombsville Road and remained missing Monday.

As firefighters hooked their hoses to the hydrant outside, the water main blew up under the fire engine, spewing water and dirt into the street and causing crews to move the engine.

Water from the engine tank was sufficient to put out the kitchen fire.

CalFire personnel shut off the water service to the main and city repair workers were at the scene Sunday afternoon making repairs.

For all our latest fire reporting, please see the Fire Watch topic page: napa.patch.com/topics/fire-watch.


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