Two family dogs perished in a New Carlisle house fire Thursday night in the 300 block of Funston Avenue.
Crews rescued four other dogs, said Chief Steve Trusty, New Carlisle Fire Division.
They were also initially searching for a missing dog, but it was later found dead.
Crews were dispatched about 8:30 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire, with smoke reportedly coming from the home’s windows.
No one was home when the fire broke out in the kitchen, which Chief Trusty said was pretty much destroyed.
He said the last time anyone was home was about 3 p.m. The two humans and the surviving dogs will have to stay elsewhere because of the fire, smoke and water damage.
He said it was too soon to put a dollar estimate on the damage to the house and its contents, but noted “significant damage” was done.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.
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