July 29, 2014
Reno firefighters were able to rescue three dogs, after flames broke out in a downtown Reno home Wednesday.
Calls about the fire on Marsh Avenue came out just before 2 p.m.
"Arriving crews made immediate entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions, making searching operations difficult," advised Battalion Chief Todd Keckley. "Firefighters located and rescued three dogs from the home and transported the dogs to Klaich Animal Hospital where one was taken in for immediate surgery and the other two were admitted for treatment and observation."
Reno Fire investigators say the fire was caused by a bag of dog food left on the stove, and most likely, one of the dogs bumped the knob to the electric stovetop burner.
It's unclear how much damage was left behind from the fire.