WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio -- Three firefighters were injured Monday while battling a West Chester house fire.
The fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 6600 block of Apache Way.
One firefighter fell in the darkness and was taken to an area hospital. He was released a short time later. Two others suffered heat exhaustion and were treated at the scene.
A mother and daughter living in the house were able to escape, but a family dog died.
The fire started in the garage and spread quickly. A smoke detector alerted the residents to the danger.
"(The fire) broke through. It had a substantial amount of time to burn before anyone noticed it," said Capt. Kelly Mayer of the West Chester Fire Department.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.