Two dogs perish in fire

Published 12:12 am Saturday, June 19, 2021

Two dogs died in a residential structure fire on Friday evening.

The fire in the 100 block of Crumpler Lane was reported at 7:49 p.m., according to a city press release. The first unit arrived on scene at 7:55 p.m.

Smoke was showing from the roof of the single-story brick ranch when firefighters arrived. The occupants had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters, the press release stated, but two deceased dogs were located in the residence. It was determined the fire started in the kitchen and extended into the attic, and the rest of the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

Two residents have been displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Responding units included Engines 1, 4 and 6; Medic 9; Tanker 9; Ladder 6; Safety 1; EMS-2, and Battalion 1.

The fire was called under control at 8:17 p.m.  There were no injuries.  The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause of the fire.