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Dog dies in Jefferson City fire

JCMO Jackson Street Fire
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Photo of 911 Jackson Street in Jefferson City, Mo. Taken Dec. 18, 2019.


A Jefferson City fire that killed one dog was caused by a wood-burning stove.

The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the fire in the 900 block of Jackson Street around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a news release from Assistant Chief Jay Niemeyer. Neighbors called in the fire and said the home was under renovation and no one was in the building. However, they were concerned about two dogs in the house.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, there were heavy flames and smoke coming from the home, the release said. The fire was put out quickly, and firefighters found one dog safely hiding in the attic. Another dog died in the fire.

Firefighters were on the scene for about four hours. After investigating, it was found the fire was caused by an improperly installed and maintained wood-burning stove.

Jefferson City Fire Department division chief Jason Turner told ABC 17 News that wood-burning stoves are commonly used home heating devices but can only be safely used if they are installed by a professional.

No one was hurt in the fire.

In its publication on wood-burning stove safety, the Insurance Information Institute offers tips on proper usage of the heating implements, including where to place the stove, what to burn in the stove and how to maintain it.

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