Fire heavily damages Clayton home; family pet perishes

CLAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m.

A couple made it out of their burning home tonight, but one of their two cats perished, Clayton Fire Chief Brian Garver said.

Crews were dispatched around 7:15 p.m. to the fire in the 4000 block of Honeybrook Avenue.

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“Upon crews’ arrival, they had a working garage fire that was extended into the second floor and the attic already,” Garver said.

The man who lived in the house told firefighters that he smelled smoke but initially thought his wife was cooking something. Then, he saw some smoke. When he opened the exterior garage doors, he saw that his entire garage was on fire, the chief said.

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A car and trailer parked in the driveway sustained fire damage when the garage door was opened, Garver said.

A damage estimate was not available, but “it’s extensive to the house,” he said.

UPDATE @ 8:10 p.m.

A couple was able to escape unharmed tonight from a house that heavily damaged their bi-level home at the corner of Honeybrook Avenue and Afton Drive.

The heaviest damage was seen in the garage and bedroom areas above it. A car and trailer in the driveway also sustained damage.

Crews were called around 7:15 p.m. to the fire at the home in the 4000 block of Honeybrook Avenue.


Crews were called tonight to a report of a heavily involved house fire.

The fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of Honeybrook Avenue.

We are on the way and will update this report.

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