Three dogs were killed Wednesday in a house fire at the 500 block of Parkdale in Rochester, according to Rochester Fire Chief John Cieslik.
When crews responded at about 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday, they found flames engulfing the first floor of the home and learned that the residents of the home were at work, but their three dogs were inside.
Fire crews had to break open and climb through a large window in the front of the home after they were unable to open the front door, according to Cieslik. The firefighters later found a large desk preventing the door from being opened, according to Cieslik.
The fire spread to the attic of the home and firefighters had to pull down the ceilings to fight the fire, bringing it under control at about 9:50 a.m. Crews completely knocked out the fire by 10:20 a.m. after finding and putting out fires in other areas of the home, according to Cieslik.
No injuries were reported in the fire besides the pets that succumbed to the fire, according to Cieslik. The fire was determined to have started in the southwest corner of the home, but the exact cause was not able to be determined because of the extent of the fire damage, according to Cieslik.