A dog was saved from a house fire Monday in Port Matilda.
Port Matilda EMS saved the life of an animal that suffered superficial burns and hypothermia after being rescued from a two-story house fire at about 7 a.m.
The animal was taken to a vet.
There is no information about any residents of the home, however, according to Port Matilda Fire Chief Robert Prior.
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Prior said two searches of the building were done for any occupants of the structure on the 8300 block of S. Eagle Valley Road, but no one was found.
The house is “likely a total loss,” the chief said. The building is damaged from the basement to the second floor.
Alpha Fire Company confirmed in a tweet that the incident was a two-alarm fire.
Firefighters from the two companies, as well as Boalsburg and Citizens fire companies and Philipsburg fire department, had the blaze extinguished by about 8:40 a.m., although emergency personnel remained at the scene.
A cause of the fire is unknown and the state police fire marshal has been called in to investigate.