Pasco House Fire possibly caused by Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree may be to blame for a two-alarm house fire on the 1900 block of West Ruby in Pasco.

The fire broke out at about 6:30 this evening in the basement of the home, causing serious damage throughout the home.

Firetrucks blocked one lane of 20th Ave just north of Court St. in order to access a fire hydrant.

The house will likely be a total loss.

The family, which rents the home and lives there, was able to make it out of the home safely.