First apparatus arrived on scene within three minutes of dispatch to find an occupied single family dwelling well involved with fire, the release stated. Water supply was established and crews entered the structure and were met with heavy fire upon entry through the front door.

Firefighters saved a dog from a burning house Sunday morning. No other occupants were at home during the incident in Eldon.

According to information from the City of Eldon Firefighters Association, the department responded to the residential fire at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 19. 

First apparatus arrived on scene within three minutes of dispatch to find an occupied single family dwelling well involved with fire, the release stated. Water supply was established and crews entered the structure and were met with heavy fire upon entry through the front door. 

The main body of fire was knocked down while a search was conducted for occupants. No occupants were home at the time, however units did remove one dog, which was unharmed, from the structure. 

First alarm units responded to the city to assist with this incident as the home was very old and extensive overhaul was required to completely extinguish the fire. Moreau, Rocky Mount and Tuscumbia departments as well as Lake Ozark Fire Protection District and Miller County Ambulance assisted.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the family.