The Hoquiam Police Department was on scene, along with the Hoquiam, Aberdeen and Cosmopolis Fire Departments Thanksgiving night at a house fire in the 500 block of K Street in Hoquiam.
According to the report, the one and a half story home was fully ablaze when the first crews arrived.
They say that nobody was at the home when the fire broke out, as the residents were in the process of moving out.
As the fire burned, explosions and flashes could be heard and seen from within the home. Hoquiam Police say that it is likely that fireworks inside were caught by flames.
Streets were closed for several blocks around the fire.
Police Chief Jeff Myers said that while the family was not home, and at a relative’s house for holiday dinner, multiple pets were believed to be inside at the time.
Myers says that a turtle was rescued from the house by firefighters, and a small dog was missing from the scene.