Two people and a dog escaped a fire that began in a Hilltop home’s basement Friday.
The Tacoma Fire Department responded to the fire in the 1400 block of South Grant Avenue about 8:30 a.m., spokesman Joe Meinecke said.
Crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the basement.
The occupants — two adults and a dog — had already gotten out of the house.
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The basement was heavily damaged, and the main floor had smoke damage, Meinecke said.
Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The American Red Cross was contacted about providing housing assistance, he said.