10:00 AM- "The sun came out from behind the rain. The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes. This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles."
12:00 PM- "A dog whined, shivering, on the front porch. The front door recognized the dog voice and opened. The dog, once huge and fleshy, but now gone to bone and covered with sores, moved in and through the house, tracking mud."
Until one night something happened to all the town!
5:00 PM-"Five o'clock. The bath was filled with clear hot water. ]Six, seven, eight o'clock. The dinner dishes manipulated like magic tricks, and in the study a click. In the metal stand opposite the hearth where a fire now blazed up warmly, a cigar popped out, half an inch of soft gray ash on it, smoking, waiting."
You can infer, because it says "This was the only house left standing." and that it was standing in a pile of rubble and ash, that a fire happened and everything except the house was completely burned and is now gone.
10:00 PM- "The wind blew. A failing tree bough crashed through the kitchen window. Cleaning solvent, bottled, shattered over the stove. The room was ablaze in an instant! "Fire!" screamed a voice."
You can infer that the dog got caught in the fire because the dog is burned and you can also infer that the dog was close to the people who lived at the house or he was their dog. You can tell because of how he was searching for them and his voice was also recognizable by the electronics so they must have known the dog.
Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o'clock!
You can infer that it is almost bedtime and right now the kids should be getting in the bath but they aren't their so no one is in the water. Also you can see that the people still aren't their and it is almost the end of the day.
I infer that the tree was loose which made it easy for it to fall down and then it may have had some ash on it and hit something that caused a fire and that is why the house started to get caught on fire.