Family dog killed in Pike County house fire, family uninjured

Courtesy of Island Creek Volunteer Fire Department
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A house fire in Pike County killed a family dog Tuesday, though fortunately, the family was able to escape the blaze uninjured.

Island Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Courtney said his department was called out to a house fire around 10 a.m. at a house off Island Creek Road.

Within nine minutes, Courtney said fire crews were on scene.

The blaze was brought under control within 45 minutes, Courtney said.

Courtney said the family was able to safely get out and no one was hurt.

The fire department also searched for the family's dog, but discovered the dog had died in the fire.

"We are so sorry for the family dog being lost in the fire but we are glad everyone got out and was not hurt," Courtney wrote in a post on Island Creek Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page.

Courtney thanked all members who responded to the fire and said it was a good team effort.

American Red Cross, AEP and Mountain Water also responded and assisted with the fire.