Family pet dies in local house fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Firefighters are investigating a house fire in northern Shawnee County.

The fire was reported in 9200 block of NW Wilson Road around 7:45 Wednesday night when homeowners arrived home to find heavy smoke.

Soldier Township, Silver Lake Fire and Hoyt Fire have all responded to the scene.

According to Soldier Township Chief Karl McNorton, the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen or living room in the back of the house.

The homeowners rescued six animals from the fire, but one dog did die. The animals rescued were both inside the house and outside.

The house has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage.

KSNT will update this story as information becomes available.

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