Firefighters responded to a house fire on Bailey Street in Fresno

July 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The fire started just after midnight Saturday, on Bailey Street near Tulare and Minnewawa.

Fire crews say the couple living in the house called 911 when they saw smoke and flames coming from their garage. Firefighters showed up minutes later and found the garage burning and flames that were spreading to the house. Fire crews say it was a tough fire to fight, one that took a lot of extra effort.

"In essence a lot of work for this fire, and are firefighter are kind of taxed," said Battalion Chief Ron Stogdell. " We have has quit a few fires in the last few days, and that why we brought in a lot of firefighters out, to make sure we get the fire out as best we can."

Firefighters were able to rescue the couples dog. Damages are estimated at $150,000 no word yet on what caused the fire.