Father, four children and pets survive early morning house fire in Parma

August 4, 2018

Father, four children and pets survive early morning house fire in Parma

PARMA, Ohio -- A father, his four children and their pets survived a house fire Saturday morning, officials say.

The fire broke out shortly before 3 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue near West 28th Street, Parma Fire Department spokesman T.J. Martin said.

Firefighters responded and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the home, according to a news release.

Officials were told the father, the family dogs and cat were still inside of the home, the release says. The four children got out of the home once they saw the fire, Martin noted.

Firefighters went into the home and quickly removed the father from the home. He and was treated at the scene, the release says. Three dogs also were removed from the home and one of them needed resuscitation, the release says.

The resuscitated dog regained consciousness.

Firefighters could not find the cat inside the home, but Martin said they believe the cat got out and just can’t be located.

The fire quickly spread to the second-floor attic and was extinguished, the release says.

The Parma Fire Inspection and Investigation Unit and the Southwest Emergency Response Team Fire Investigation Unit are investigating to determine the cause of the fire and where it started, the release says.

Officials estimate more than $100,000 in damage, the release says.

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