No one was hurt in a late-afternoon fire on Columbia Street Monday, but a cat and a dog were rescued and given oxygen by firefighters, officials said.
Firefighters were called to 46.5 Columbia St. at about 3:30 p.m. for a report of a fire. They arrived to find the house burning.
Firefighters put out the blaze quickly, Fire Chief Ray Senecal said, but not before it did extensive damage to the home. The home is repairable, he said.
No one was home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured.
“They appear to be doing fine,” Senecal said of the dog and cat.
The fire remains under investigation, but Senecal said it did not appear to be suspicious.
Initial calls included a report of a possible explosion, but firefighters found nothing out of the ordinary, Senecal said.
Columbia Street between Poplar and Sheldon streets was closed while firefighters were on scene.
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