KENNEBUNK, Maine — A Kennebunk woman escaped unharmed in a house fire that killed her dog.
Kennebunk Fire Chief Stephen Nichols said Sharon Robinson had returned home from work around 5 p.m. Sunday and let her black Labrador retriever outside for a short time before bringing the dog back in the house.
She left to visit neighbors, and while she was gone, a fire broke out in the kitchen, generating smoke and extreme heat that spread throughout the two-story home.
Nichols told The Portland Press Herald the smoke and heat caused heavy damage and killed the dog.
Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes. The cause remains under investigation.