RIPLEY – Firefighters from more than a dozen departments were called to a house fire on West Ripley Road Monday afternoon.
According to Dexter Fire Chief Matt Connor, the fire was reported right after 4:00 p.m.
Connor said the homeowners weren’t at the residence at the time the fire broke out. No people were injured.
However, the chief said the homeowners breed dogs, and more than a dozen animals were killed in the fire. Connor also said more dogs were in a kennel outside and weren’t harmed.
According to Connor, the home was destroyed and due to the extensive damage, it will be hard to determine an exact cause.