A house fire in Twentynine Palms killed two dogs yesterday. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, Twentynine Palms firefighters and units from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley fire stations were called to a fully involved house fire in the 6600 block of El Rey Avenue at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Neighbors told firefighters there may be victims trapped inside the home, but fire fighters did not find any victims other than the two dogs, who were found in a bedroom. The home is a total loss. The origin of the fire is believed to have been in the living room; the cause is under investigation. Captain Marquez reminds residents to stay away from the scene of a fire; he said “looky loos” were in the way of firefighters trying to fight the fire. Under California law, it is illegal to drive by or park within 800 feet of a fire.