GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Township Fire Protection District and other agencies responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Kepley Road just after noon Tuesday.

A dog inside the home died, according to Lafayette Township Fire Department spokesman Ryan Houchen. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported.

Georgetown fire engine 22 was the first on the scene. Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire inside the home. The flames were under control within about 10 minutes, Houchen said.

Georgetown Fire Protection District Lt. Geoffrey McNulty, a fire investigator, said the home sustained significant damage around the area of what is believed to be the origin of the fire. The rest of the home had smoke and heat damage, but McNulty said the structure is salvageable.

Crews left the scene shortly after 4 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Greenville Township Fire Department, New Chapel Fire and EMS, Floyd County Emergency Management and Duke Energy also assisted.

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