The cause of a Monday fire that killed two dogs remains under investigation by the Manhattan Fire Department.
Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 3:30 p.m. to a home at 1127 Yuma Street on fire. Upon arrival, the single-story home was found with smoke and fire showing from a window. The fire was contained within 10 minutes.
Two dogs were outside the home when firefighters arrived and another was rescued by firefighters. Two more dogs were found dead inside the home. The home’s occupants were not home at the time of the blaze. They were able to remain in the home, due to damage being limited to a single bedroom as the result of a closed door, which prevented the fire from spreading.
According to the fire department, the house sustained an estimated $25,000 in structural damage, as well as $8,000 in content loss.