One dog was killed and another required immediate medical attention following a house fire in Athens on Monday morning.
About 10:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the burning house in the 600 block of Huntington Road, the city and county’s joint fire department said in a Facebook post. The house was fully engulfed in heavy smoke when crews arrived.
Firefighters were able to quickly enter the house and put out the blaze, the post said. The homeowner’s three dogs were inside at the time, and one of them died at the scene.
One of the other dogs required oxygen, and crews were able to revive that dog, the post said. The third dog was in “good condition despite everything.”
“We are sorry for the loss of life and property that this resident is enduring,” the post said. “We are glad that we were able to help things not turn out any worse. Our department offers our prayers and support.”
The cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details were released.
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