Family unhurt, dog killed in Springfield fire

Published: Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 5:42 AM
Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 6:52 AM


            RAW: Fire crews check the remains of a Springfield garage
RAW: Fire crews check the remains of a Springfield garage

A Springfield family escaped a house fire without injury, but their small dog was killed early this morning.

Flames spread from a garage to the back of the home in the 1500 block of Highland Avenue around 4:40 a.m.

Firefighters say it’s at least the fourth garage fire they’ve responded to in the neighborhood recently. Investigators are working to determine the cause.

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They say the heat was so intense it burned through a power line and caused extensive damage to the home.

The Red Cross is helping the couple and their adult daughter.