UPDATE: House fire claims 6 animals in South Point

Published 12:20 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SOUTH POINT — A fire broke out at a home on the corner of Hillview Lane and Top Street off Little Solida Road just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday that claimed the lives of four dogs and two cats.

The homeowner kept rescue animals at the residence.

“I looked out and saw a car parked in my driveway and another parked on the street and heard people yelling,” Pat Bean, a neighbor, said. “I looked out to see what all of the noise was. I thought there was a fight or something, but then I saw smoke coming out of the windows.”

Bean lives catty-corner to the home on Hillview.

“At first all you could see was smoke, but then all of a sudden flames went up,” she said.

South Point Fire Chief Mark Goodall said the fire started in the garage area, where a Honda CR-V was parked. The fire then spread to the second floor. A trailer in the driveway was untouched.

Aside from the fire damage, the home also suffered damage from smoke and water, Goodall said.

At least five animals were unharmed, as there were three dogs and two cats in the yard.

More information on the case has not yet been released.