Dogs were rescued from a fire in the downtown area.
The Eau Claire Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 820 Oxford Avenue. The fire was called in by a passerby who then woke the residents up to evacuate the home. The residents had put most of the fire out before the fire departments arrival.
On fire crews arrival, smoke was coming from the front of a 2-story wood frame home. Fire crews quickly extinguisher the remaining fire and contained the damage to the exterior and the first floor.
There were no reports of injuries. Several dogs were safely removed from the home. The fire caused an estimated $20,000 damage.