Euclid Firefighters Rescue Dog From House Fire
At 2:14 pm on July 17, the Euclid Fire Department (EFD) was dispatched to 1545 East 214th St. for a reported structure fire. Neighbors called 911 reporting heavy smoke coming from the house. Upon arrival two minutes later, firefighters were met with fire burning inside the structure with heavy smoke showing from the sides of a two-family occupancy.
EFD crews immediately went to work by forcing entry into the home, stretching hoselines to the interior, and applying water to the growing fire. Other exterior crews ventilated the structure as the interior crews fought the fire. During the fire attack, interior crews rescued a dog that was removed to the outside and appeared unharmed. The occupants were not at home when the fire was reported. As a precaution, mutual aid was provided by firefighters from Richmond Heights, Wickliffe, and South Euclid. One Euclid firefighter sustained a minor injury to his knee when his leg went through the porch roof while ventilating upstairs windows. He did not require treatment for his injury.
An early damage estimate to the structure and contents is $60,000. After an investigation, it was determined the fire was electrical in nature.