BRAZIL, Ind. – Several days after a house fire claimed the lives of three people, the family’s dog was found safe.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, the dog was recovered at the fire scene Wednesday afternoon and was turned over to the Clay County Humane Society for care. It was then returned to the family.
The news that the dog survived is welcomed as the community continues to grieve the deaths of Raven Tedder, 18, her 4-month-old daughter Zoiey, and her 4-year-old brother Shyloi Stewart.
Officials say 11 family members total were inside the home when the fire started on Monday around 8:30 p.m.
At this point in time the cause of the fire has not been determined, and the Indiana State Fire Marshal spent some time at the scene today to investigate.
Investigators did say that the gas to the home had been shut off, and they were using portable heaters throughout the house.
Local businesses and organizations are coming together to help the survivors. There’s a bin set up at Kroger; it’s in the same plaza where Raven worked.
Moore Funeral Home and Four Paws Vet Center are collecting items as well.
For monetary donations, you can find the official account set up for the family at Riddell Bank.
The Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program will also be delivering kid friendly food to the home where the other children are staying.