FD Fire Investigating Thursday Blaze

The Fort Dodge Fire Department is investigating a house fire that killed two family pets. Crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Seventh Avenue S at around 5:00pm Thursday. A fire destroyed the garage and the home suffered partial damage, and a dog and a cat were killed. A car parked behind the garage was destroyed and there was damage to a neighboring shed, as well. The American Red Cross provided assistance to the family, although it was unclear if they would be displaced. Investigators say the cause of the fire has not been determined, but it does not appear to be suspicious.