Firefighters rescue dog from burning home in Stoneham

No humans were in the home at the time of the fire.

Capt. Jim Marshall holds the dog outside the home after Capt. Dave Eastman rescued it from the second floor.
Capt. Jim Marshall holds the dog outside the home after Capt. Dave Eastman rescued it from the second floor. –Stoneham Fire Department

Stoneham firefighters rescued a dog from a burning house Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

No humans was home at the time of the fire, according to a release, but a dog was found on the second floor of the house.

First responders were dispatched around 2 p.m. to the house at 164 North St. after a neighbor spotted smoke. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke and flames coming out of the home.

Officials believe the fire began on the home’s first floor and then crept into its walls and attic, the release said.

The house is uninhabitable, but the American Red Cross is reportedly assisting its residents in finding somewhere to stay.

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“All of the responding crews did a great job working quickly as a team to bring this incident under control,” Fire Chief Matthew Grafton said in a statement. “I’m grateful that nobody was hurt, including the family dog who was able to be removed and brought to safety outside.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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