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Residents safe after house engulfed in fire
River Bend Road house fire
Fire personnel responded to a house fire off of River Bend Road on Feb. 3. Photo courtesy of Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services.

One family in eastern Dawson County and their pet are now safe after being rescued from their residence in eastern Dawson County on Feb. 3. 

Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a house fire off of River Bend Road on Thursday, according to a press release from the agency. 

The first units arrived on scene within four minutes of the initial dispatch. Firefighters saw heavy flames spouting from the single-story residential structure and undertook an aggressive offensive attack on the blaze. 

Because there were no fire hydrants in the area, additional water tender vehicles responded to provide adequate water for fire suppression. Crews were able to gain control of the fire within 20 minutes of their arrival. Fire service personnel remained on scene to put out “hot spots.” 

Neither the house’s occupants nor the firefighters reported injuries. However, the house sustained substantial smoke and fire damage throughout its premises. 

The fire’s cause is undetermined, said the press release, but is not considered to be suspicious.