WILKINS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Crews boarded up a Wilkins Township home early Monday that caught fire overnight.READ MORE: Man In Critical Condition After Falling Over Hillside During Police Chase In Brighton Heights
The fire killed two dogs and injured the Wilkins Township fire marshal.
Firefighters tell KDKA that the fire marshal slipped and fell on some ice and was taken to the hospital. He was alert and talking.
The Allegheny County fire marshal is now investigating the cause of the fire on Ridgecrest Drive.READ MORE: Police: Man Killed 94-Year-Old Grandfather And Sent Video Of Killing To Family Members
The homeowner was in the hospital and not home at the time of the fire, according to firefighters, but the homeowner’s two dogs died in the fire.
A relative fed the dogs around 7 p.m. Sunday and reported that everything looked normal. The home caught fire around 12:30 a.m. Monday and is a total loss.
It appeared most of the damage was to the right side of the home. KDKA watched as firefighters battled the blaze using a ladder to the roof. Several windows shattered during the fire.MORE NEWS: Experts Say Incentives To Vaccinate Work On Some But Not Everyone
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.