The Easton Police Communications Department received a 911 call from a Northwood Drive home reporting smoke in the house on May 30 at 8:07 p.m. The Easton Fire Department, Easton Police Department and Easton Volunteer Emergency Service were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival they found visible flames coming from the side of the residence. Mutual aid was requested from the following fire departments: Long Hill, Stepney, Fairfield, Monroe, Weston, Botsford and Redding Ridge. 

The fire department immediately began firefighting efforts and brought the fire under control at about 8:50 p.m. The residence sustained heavy smoke and fire damage. One adult female was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Two dogs perished in the fire. A local veterinarian responded to the scene and pronounced the dogs deceased and removed them from the scene. The investigation is being conducted by the Easton Fire Marshal’s office to determine the cause and origin of the fire. 

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