Four dogs killed in Jackson County house fire

TOWNSHIP OF NORTHFIELD, Wis. (WKBT) — Four dogs were killed in a structure fire Thursday morning.

According to Hixton Fire and Rescue, shortly after 11 a.m. responders were called to a heavy structure fire on Winger Road in the Township of Northfield. On arrival, the attached garage of a 2-story home was already collapsed from fire damage.

Sustained winds contributed to how quickly the fire spread. The house required an extensive overhaul due to its age and was a complete loss, according to Hixton Fire and Rescue.

No people were in the home at the time; however, four dogs were killed in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Red Cross is assisting the family.