CANTON -- Eight dogs are presumed dead after a fire destroyed a home in Canton Wednesday night.
The residents were not home when the fire started. They reported the fire while returning home at about 10:17 p.m.
Fire crews made a priority of protecting the surrounding houses from also catching fire, a Canton fire official said.
The fire was out before 11 p.m.
No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire. The owners told firefighters the dogs were inside the home.
The house collapsed during the fire and firefighters have not been able to confirm the animals perished due to the debris.