Several dogs and a parrot died during a house fire in Beaver Dam on Thursday, according to a release by the city’s fire department.
Firefighters were sent to the 100 block of Gould Street around 9:45 a.m. The homeowner returned home to discover the fire. Crews arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from the second-floor of the home.
The homeowner told crews that several dogs, cats and a parrot were still inside the home. Five dogs and a parrot were found dead. Three other dogs were rescued and a cat was able to escape, firefighters said. Two other cats remain unaccounted for as of Thursday afternoon.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.