Family's dog rescued from Loveland house fire

LOVELAND, Ohio -- A dog was rescued Tuesday morning after flames ripped through a Loveland home.

Loveland Symmes Fire Department Deputy Chief Andrew Knapp said no one was at the home on Brentmoor Drive when the blaze started at about 8:45 a.m. – and if it wasn’t for a resident across the Little Miami River, no one may have spotted the flames in time.

“The initial call… came from actually, believe it or not, a resident across the river in Warren County who could see off in the distance the house fully engulfed,” Knapp said. “And that was the only phone call that we got."

The home’s owners arrived at the burning house while crews fought the blaze. They then alerted firefighters that their dog, Assie, was still inside.

“It went up pretty quick,” neighbor Dennis Berger said of the house fire. "The flames were shooting about 30 feet in the air."

Crews asked the family where Assie could have gone as a safe haven. When rescuers searched that spot, they found the hiding pet.

Assie was put on oxygen and taken to a local veterinarian to be checked out.

While there was significant damage to the house, fire officials said it wasn't a total loss.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

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