House fire displaces 7, kills dog
A house fire in eastern Durham County left a dog dead and seven occupants displaced, fire officials said. No people were hurt.
Firefighters were called at 9:48 p.m. Thursday to a one-story house at 414 Clayton Road and saw heavy fire and smoke, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi of the Durham Fire Department said.
The fire was brought under control quickly, but two bedrooms and a hallway were heavily damaged, he said. There was smoke and water damage to the rest of the house.
Four adults and three children were home at the time. All escaped.
A pit bull was found during the search. Immediate resuscitation efforts were begun, but the dog died.
The American Red Cross is providing temporary housing to the displaced residents.
Twenty-eight firefighters from Bethesda, the city of Durham and Redwood fire departments fought the blaze and were on the scene more than three hours.
The fire’s cause is being investigated.