The Granite Falls Police Department was dispatched to a house fire late Tuesday morning located in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue. Responding units found the west side of the residence located at 1560 9th Avenue to be engulfed in flames and the east side of the adjacent home located at 1578 9th Avenue, also to be on fire.
All of the human occupants of the 1560 9th Avenue address were out of the house and all accounted for, however some family pets had to be left behind during the evacuation. The adjacent home located at 1578 9th Avenue, was searched by law enforcement and found to be unoccupied. Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames quickly, and they were also able to rescue all of the stranded family pets out of the one home, which included 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a lizard.
The fire appears to have originated in the garage at 1560 9th Avenue and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Eight local and state agencies assisted at the location.