Firefighters blamed ashes from a grill for a fire that heavily damaged a house Tuesday and credited a neighbor with rescuing a dog that was inside.
The first firefighters to arrive after a 911 call shortly after noon found heavy smoke coming from the back of the two-story home at 18 Frontier Way, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi said.
A neighbor had seen flames and made the call, then freed the dog that was inside the house, Iannuzzi said.
Ashes from a grill were disposed of improperly, starting the blaze, investigators determined.
The second floor, attic and roof had heavy fire damage, and water fighters poured into the house to put out the flames did damage everywhere, Iannuzzi said.