Fire destroys Walnut home

February 21, 2019

A fire around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday destroyed this 4,000-square-foot home at 412 Whitver St. in Walnut and took the life of the family’s dog. Royal and Candice Blondin and their teenager were out of the house when firefighters arrived, Walnut Fire Chief Jon Davis said. “They were fortunate they had smoke detectors. It helped them get out, otherwise they wouldn’t have made it,” he said. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.