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A fire burned through the upstairs of a rental home Monday, May 8, on West Second Street, displacing the residents who lived there.
The cause of the fire at 145 W. Second St. still is undetermined and is under investigation, said John Mott, assistant chief of the Green-Perrysville Fire Department. No one was harmed in the fire and no one was in the home. A dog was rescued by firefighters. As firefighters worked, the dog sat uninjured, looking out of the cab of a Perrysville fire truck.
As firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire, Mott said they could see smoke emerging from the roof of the home. The fire mostly damaged the upper part of the house, he said.
"They had all the doors closed, which helped stop the fire from spreading," Mott said.
Mott said the department estimated there was about $20,000 to $25,000 in property damage and another $10,000 lost in the contents of the home.
The fire was reported by a neighbor who called 911 after they saw smoke coming out of the house.
The Red Cross was called to assist the residents of the house.
The Loudonville Fire Department and Hayesville-Vermillion Fire Department assisted Perrysville at the scene, along with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office.