The residents managed to save one of their two dogs, but the other one died in the blaze.
PAXTON — A fire severely damaged a home on State Line Road early Thursday, according to Walton County Fire Rescue.
Firefighters were dispatched to 960 State Line Road at 2:54 a.m. The caller said she woke up and saw flames on the ceiling of her bedroom, according to a press release from the fire department.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find part of the home engulfed in flames. Both residents made it out of the home safely and no one was injured. The residents managed to save one of their two dogs, but the other one died in the blaze.
Crews from Walton County Fire Rescue and the Florala and Lockhart, Alabama, fire departments battled the blaze for more than 90 minutes before it was contained. Crews were at the scene until just before 9 a.m.
One Walton County firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.
Electrical issues are believed to have caused the fire.
The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents.