Four people and two dogs escaped a house fire on Winona’s east side Tuesday afternoon.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Joel Corcoran, a call came in at 2:54 p.m. for a fire in the front half of a house on the 550 block of East Third Street.
The fire was contained to the front half of the building and put out within an hour, Corcoran said. Crews arrived within minutes, he said. The Central Fire Station is located less than two blocks away from where the fire happened.
None of the four people inside the house were hurt, but the two small dogs were taken to local veterinarians. Both were breathing, Corcoran said, but both needed to use oxygen masks after they were carried from the house.
The American Red Cross was called in to help find shelter for the occupants of the house.