House fire kills dog (with photos)

By Perry Russom

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A fire broke out just before 10 p.m. Tuesday in the village of Endicott, leaving at least one man homeless and his dog dead.

The two-story home at 304 Adams Ave. was badly damaged in the blaze.

More than a half dozen fire trucks and a few ambulances responded, but no injuries were reported.

EMS on scene performed CPR on the the man's dog, a golden retriever, for 35 minutes. Its owner decided not to send the dog to an emergency veterinarian, fire officials said. The dog later died.

Officials say the fire started on the home's second floor. Crews had it extinguished within 15 minutes of their arrival.

They said the home did not have electricity at the time of the fire.

"We're looking at the possibility of a candle," said Endicott Fire Chief Joeseph Griswold, "But we're not positive of that."

An investigation will continue to determine the cause of the fire.