INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Firefighters rescued a dog from a house fire on the city’s near north side Monday.
Around 3:40 p.m., a 911 caller reported that two dogs were stuck in the blaze in the 2200 block of Broadway Street.
Crews arrived on scene a short time later and were able to locate the two Labradors huddled together in a rear bedroom. They were able to save one of the labs, but the other died.
Officials say the heavy fire pushed from the front porch through the house. Firefighter got it under control by 4:12 p.m.
Battalion Chief Rick Lintner says the home sustained significant exterior damage, worth around $105,000.
The two women that live in the home told firefighters that they left about 45 minutes before and they believe a discarded cigarette on the porch was the cause. The fire is still under investigation.