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Family of 4 loses home, service dog in West Palm Beach townhouse fire

Posted August 22

— A West Palm Beach family was displaced and a townhouse suffered extensive smoke damage after an early-morning fire.

Battalion Fire Chief Brian Peek said the fire occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sandalwood Lakes North community on Heritage Way.

When crews arrived, Peek said they found dark smoke coming from the doorway of an electrical room under a stairway.

Everyone in the building was evacuated as a precaution.

A West Palm Beach family was displaced and a townhouse suffered extensive smoke damage after an early-morning fire.

Battalion Fire Chief Brian Peek said the fire occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sandalwood Lakes North community on Heritage Way.

When crews arrived, Peek said they found dark smoke coming from the doorway of an electrical room under a stairway.

Everyone in the building was evacuated as a precaution.

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