An Algona resident ran back into a burning house Tuesday to rescue a dog, and both safely escaped, according to Valley Regional Fire Authority.
The blaze was reported just after 1 a.m. at 436 Milwaukee Blvd. S.
Valley Regional firefighters, helped by crews from Kent and King County, arrived to find the front of the two-story home engulfed in flames.
The fire spread to the attic before crews got it under control.
The resident who rescued the dog complained of discomfort from smoke inhalation, but declined treatment, the department said.
Investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire, which severely damaged the house.
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