DIXIE -- A Thursday afternoon fire caused close to $50,000 in damage, forcing the occupants temporally out of their home.
The fire at 292 First St. was called in around 3:35 p.m. and was centered around a back porch and laundry room area, according to District 8 Fire Chief Bob Clendaniel.
According to county records, the property is owned by Lawrence L. Price.
Clendaniel said the family would be able to occupy the house again after a safety inspection was passed.
The cause is believed to be electrical, he added.
Mutual aid came from Fire District 4 and the City of Walla Walla Fire Department.