Fire caused by a stove burner damaged a home Saturday on East Pennsylvania Avenue and firefighters rescued the resident's dog, Redlands Fire Department officials said.
The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 1000 block of East Pennsylvania Avenue, Battalion Chief David Graves confirmed.
Upon arrival, Redlands firefighters "found smoke coming from the attic vents and heavy smoke conditions inside the home," a Fire Department statement said.
Firefighters "encountered a large amount of debris and storage inside the structure which made access to the home and fire area difficult," the statement said.
The resident was not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
"While searching the residence, in heavy smoke conditions, firefighters located and rescued the resident's dog," fire officials said.
It took 19 firefighters about nine minutes to put the fire out. Firefighters remained on scene another hour to investigate the cause and ensure there was no fire in the attic or walls, fire officials said.
"Redlands Fire Investigators determined the fire was caused by a stove burner which was left on," fire officials said.
There was heat and smoke damage throughout the interior of the home. The loss to the structure and contents was estimated at $40,000.
The dog was in good condition, and "the neighbor was keeping it for the owner when we left," Graves said.