Two people escaped injury from an early-morning fire that caused extensive damage to a home on Madison's East Side.
Madison firefighters responded shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of a fire at a home in the 3300 block of Chicago Avenue.
As firefighters arrived at the scene, flames and smoke were blowing out of several windows on the first floor, according to Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez.
Galvez said that once the firefighters gained entry to the home, they encountered heavy black smoke. She said the fire was quickly extinguished.
Another resident was at work at the time of the fire.
Galvez said one dog and two cats survived, but a puppy died as a result of the fire. Two other cats are unaccounted for.
Fire officials said damage to the home is estimated at $150,000.
The Red Cross is assisting the family with immediate needs.