6 dogs perish in Huber Heights fire; occupants, several other dogs escape

Crews were called Monday afternoon to a fire in an attached garage on Tilbury Road that damaged a large portion of the house in Huber Heights.

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The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. in the 5200 block of Tilbury Road.

One challenge that faced crews battling the fire was the amount of materials stored inside the one-story house, said Battalion Chief Michael Muhl of the Huber Heights Fire Division.

“It certainly made it harder for our crews to maneuver through the structure and to get their hose lines in place,” he said.

All occupants and five or six dogs made it out alive.

“There were some animal fatalities based on the conditions inside,” Muhl said.

Firefighters brought out six dogs who perished in the fire and then covered their bodies with white sheets in the yard.

When crews arrived, heavy smoke was showing from the eaves and the garage door openings.

“We don’t have any idea as to how it started or what might have started it,” the battalion chief said.

Crews from Riverside, Butler Twp. and Dayton assisted at the scene.

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

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