Thursday, September 4 2014, 07:47 AM EDT
Firefighters Battle Blaze in East Ridge
East Ridge firefighters were called to a home on Brookfield Ave. Wednesday.
Firemen forced their way in to rescue pets that were believed to be inside. The owners were not at home at the time. The fire was reported about 5 pm and ultimately broke through the roof before firefighters could extinguish the blaze.
The two dogs inside were rescued.
There is no official word on the cause of the fire but officials said there was a "tremendous thunderstorm" in the area about the time the fire began.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Photo by Ken Earnshaw, NewsChannel 9