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Dogs Perish in Plainfield House Fire

No other injuries reported in Main Street blaze.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Two dogs died in a house fire that destroyed a home in the 23000 block of Main Street late Thursday night in Plainfield.

Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said firefighters received a report of smoke coming from the one-and-a-half story home at around 11 p.m. 

When crews arrived on the scene, the fire was already well under way, according to Stratton, while fire coming through the roof. The blaze also created a hole in the floor, he said.

"The fire was right in the middle of the building," Stratton said. "It took a while to get the fire under control just because it was hard to get in there and fight the fire."

The homeowner was not home at the time of the blaze, but was contacted by a neighbor, Stratton said. 

Firefighters located two dogs that perished in the fire, Stratton said. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Frank J Thierer March 01, 2014 at 03:40 PM
What a shame. I hate when animals die in fires like this. Good that nobody else was hurt. Kudos to the Plainfield Fire Dept. No, I don't know a single fire person, just wanted to put out a good word. They deserve it. I won't get started here but I cannot say the same for the PD.
Jessica Gecan March 03, 2014 at 10:29 PM
So sad. It must be hard to go through a fire, let alone lose furry members of the family. Thoughts and prayers!

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