Stoneham firefighters were able to rescue a dog from a burning home Wednesday afternoon, according to Chief Matthew Grafton.
Firefighters were dispatched to 164 North St. at 1:49 p.m. after a neighbor alerted a passing Stoneham police officer to smoke coming from the home. Upon arrival, firefighters immediately struck a second alarm after seeing smoke and flames inside the single-family home.
Crews were able to extinguish flames on the first floor and discovered that the fire spread into the walls and into the attic.
Firefighters found the family's dog on the second floor and were able to safely rescue it from the burning home. No one else was inside the house at the time of the fire.
“All of the responding crews did a great job working quickly as a team to bring this incident under control,” Grafton said.