EXETER — An overnight fire in Exeter damaged a home and left several pets dead.
According to Corinna Fire Chief Allen Emerson, a call came in about a building fire at 1736 Avenue Road just after 1 a.m. Monday.
He said smoke could be seen coming out of the house and flames were visible in the basement upon arrival.
Emerson said he believes the fire started in the basement, spread up the walls and then into the floor above.
The building is still standing but has damage, especially in the laundry room.
According to Emerson, everyone escaped but a dog and three cats died in the fire.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating to determine the cause.
Emerson said several area fire departments assisted the Corinna Fire Department on the scene to put it out in about three hours.