Fire gutted a residence off Center Street in Weaverville Friday morning, Oct. 30, displacing a family of six.

All members of the family got out safely as did a couple of pets.

“We’re not sure of the cause,” Weaverville Fire Chief Scott Alvord said. “The fire started in the back bedroom.” An insurance investigator will look into the cause, he said.

The residence was rented by Linus Hendricks and Kera Wilson who lived there with their four children. Family members were home at the time the fire broke out.

Wilson heard a sound from the fire and went to check just as the smoke detector sounded, Alvord said. “Everybody got out of the house and they called 911.”

Weaverville firefighters were dispatched at 10:39 a.m., arriving five minutes later and knocking down the fire at 11:15 a.m. In addition to the Weaverville Volunteer Fire Department, the Douglas City Volunteer Fire Department and Cal Fire responded.

Alvord estimated the three bedroom, two bathroom home was about 1,250 square feet.

The American Red Cross was contacted to help the family, which “pretty much lost everything,” Alvord said.

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Mike McMillan

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