BOISE -- Four adults, four children and several animals escaped a house fire on Sunday.
Firefighters said the fire started on the outside of the home on the 4000 block of Garnet Street and worked its way inside the home around 6:30 p.m. Because of Sunday's hot and windy conditions, an extra crew responded to the scene.
When crews arrived at the house they were met with heavy smoke and flames. However, firefighters say everyone who lived inside the house had already evacuated. Two dogs, two puppies and three cats were rescued from the home, with one of the puppies having to have oxygen administered to survive.
"We did staff a couple of other units and the first engine company that responded, responded with a brush company that we have staffed extra because of the red flag warning today and that is what helped them get a quick knock on the exterior fire," said Boise Fire Department Battalion Chief David Cooper.
A fire investigator was called to the home to determine the exact cause.
The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho told KTVB they'd assist the four adults and four children who lived in the home.
Firefighters say the dry and hot conditions around the Treasure Valley were a contributing factor to the fire.