Family dog killed in Roselawn house fire

ROSELAWN, OH (FOX19) - An overnight fire in Roselawn killed a family dog and left two people displaced from their home, authorities said.

Crews were dispatched around 2 a.m. in the 7500 block of Griffin Drive for a report of a house on fire with possibly someone still inside.

Authorities said the homeowners discovered the fire upon returning home on New Year's Eve.

Upon arrival, firefighters met a heavy fire in the basement and first floor. All occupants were able to make it out safely.

Firefighters began an aggressive attack, however heavy fire conditions and several holes in the floor forced crews to temporarily knock down the fire from the exterior. Crews eventually returned back into the home to completely extinguish the blaze.

In total, 41 firefighters responded to the scene. None of the occupants or firefighters were injured, however the family dog died in the fire.

Two adults were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross was called for assistance.

District 4 Fire Chief Steve Breitfelder said the building had heavy fire and smoke damage, which was estimated to be a $150,000 loss.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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