Firefighters Rescue 4 Dogs from House Fire

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(Courtesy: Parma Fire Department)

PARMA, Ohio — A house fire in Parma did about $20,000 in damage, and while that’s extremely devastating, it could have done a lot worse.

Four dogs were inside when the flames began, and no one was home to save them.

According to the Parma Fire Department, the fire started just before 4 a.m. on Saturday in the 7700 block of Bertha Avenue.

A neighbor alerted emergency crews, and nearly two dozen firefighters responded. 

Eighteen were from Parma, along with five from Parma Heights.

They found a room in the back of the house on fire and worked quickly to put it out.

Four dogs were rescued from the home, unharmed.

Investigators are working to determine a cause.