INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven dogs have died in a fire at an Indianapolis home a resident says was used as a refuge for the animals.
The Indianapolis Star and WTHR-TV report that 23-year-old Greg Papash was inside the two-story house at the time of Monday morning's blaze and was rescued from the roof by neighbors who found a ladder on the property.
Firefighters had the 7 a.m. blaze under control in about 25 minutes. The dogs were found dead inside. A fire department spokeswoman says they likely died of smoke inhalation.
Papash says his wife used the home as a rescue house for dogs.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.