Late night fire guts Badger Canyon home

It’s unclear what sparked a Tuesday night blaze that left a home near Badger and Dallas roads badly damaged.

Fire investigators are examining what’s left of the house on the 65000 block of Sunset View PR SE after neighbors spotted flames at 9:20 p.m.

Neighbors said the residents were on vacation, said Lt. Tracy Baker, the public information officer for Benton County Fire District 1.

When firefighters arrived, they found the fire had spread into the attic. The fire also damaged two personal watercraft and a vehicle.

Fire districts 2 and 4 helped extinguish the blaze and were on the scene until 2:30 a.m.

There are initial reports that there may have been a problem with the furnace but the cause is under investigation.