Dog alerts family to fire

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

SEDAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) - A dog alerted a family to a house fire Tuesday morning in Sedamsville.

It happened just after 9 a.m. in the 3100 block of Illinois Ave.

Fire captain Michael Washington says initial arriving units discovered a two-story with an attic private dwelling with heavy fire showing from the first floor. Firefighters received reports that all occupants had escaped the building, but several pets were trapped.

Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire attack and performed a secondary searches were conducted simultaneously. A 4-year-old dog was rescued from the home and given oxygen therapy. The family said the dog alerted them to the fire.

Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the home. There was also $10,000 of damage reported to the home next door, which suffered heat exposure damage.

No firefighters or civilians were injured in the fire, but several family pets died. Three adults and one child were displaced as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

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