Firefighters attend a house fire in Petrolia. June 14, 2019. (Photo by Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Department)

Family pet rescued during Petrolia house fire

Firefighters saved a family pet during a house fire in Petrolia Thursday night.

Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department along with Plympton-Wyoming firefighters responded to a home in the 300 block of Garfield Street at around 7:30 p.m.

Chief Jay Arns said all the occupants were outside when crews arrived.

“The family of four wasn’t home when the fire started, they returned home to find the blaze going downstairs, so that’s when they called us. No injuries, and we did rescue the family dog that was inside — we got him out with no issue and he’s doing fine,” he said.

Arns said crews were able to contain the blaze to the basement area of the home.

“The cause is still undetermined — we’re still looking into what actually caused the fire,” said Arns. “The fire originated in an open room downstairs and the house was charred with smoke when we got there.”

Arns said it’s important to note that the home did have working smoke detectors.

“I’ll take any little plug I can get in to say ‘make sure you have smoke detectors’ because had this fire been at 2 a.m. in the morning and there weren’t smoke detectors, this might have been a different story,” he said.

Posted by Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Department on Thursday, June 13, 2019