Overnight fire in Lebanon kills family dogs

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Lebanon, Ind. – A family in Lebanon is recovering after an overnight fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs.

Fire crews were called to a house in the 1440 block of Rovene Drive in Lebanon for a working house fire around 1:15 a.m.

Firefighters say there was heavy fire and smoke showing from the front and back of the residence.

Officials say firefighters had to maneuver around a heavily cluttered garage to make entry to the attic area to put the fire out.

According to fire officials, the couple was asleep at the time the fire started. They woke up and were able to get out of the house. There were working smoke detectors in the house.

Firefighters say the two family dogs did not make it.

Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire, but say no injuries were reported.

Officials say damage estimates are around $70,000. Red Cross will be helping the family.