Dog rescued from burning house

Mar. 14—HIGH POINT — Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning house that was extensively damaged by a fire Wednesday evening in east High Point.

A man, woman and child escaped the one-story house in the 900 block of Baker Road before High Point Fire Department crews arrived about 6:30 p.m. The fire was in the rear of the house, and the family told firefighters their dog was trapped.

The white dog was found in a front bedroom, Battalion Chief John Griggs said.

No one was injured in the fire.

The fire caused about $40,000 worth of damage, but the house is salvageable, Griggs said.

"It got in the attic pretty good," Griggs told The High Point Enterprise. "The fire extended outside a window, and there was furniture outside the window, so it caught the furniture outside the window on fire."

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within 15 minutes, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Evans said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Thursday but inspectors think the fire started in a clothes dryer and was accidental.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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