It’s been a very difficult week for a Roosevelt family who lost all their possessions in a house fire that started Monday morning. According to Roosevelt Fire Chief Lee Rockwood, the fire was called in around 11:30am on a double wide trailer in the neighborhood of 500 East 600 North near East Elementary School in Roosevelt. One family member was at home believed to have been sleeping at the time and the dogs barking woke him up and he escaped the home out of a window. Tragically, the 5 dogs didn’t make it out, though the family’s pet turtle was recovered. “We know this wasn’t intentional. This was an accidental fire that started in the kitchen area,” shares Chief Rockwood, “though what exactly caused it is hard to say.” Roosevelt Fire Department responded with 2 trucks and 9 firemen. They knocked the flames down within half an hour and were there working until about 3:30pm Monday afternoon. The home and everything inside it was a total loss. A neighboring property had minor damage with some siding that melted. Donations for the family can be dropped off at the Roosevelt McDonalds.