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House fire causes busy street to close down

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A house fire caused the closure of Douglas Road this afternoon from S.R. 23 to Ironwood.

Clay fire was called to the home on the 5400 block of Maple Lane Avenue at 1:54 p.m.

Fire crews told ABC 57 News that the woman was not home at the time.

A dog inside the home died and there were at leas three cats inside, one of the cats was missing. The other two cats were found and in distress - medical crews were working on them while we were on the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Douglas Road was reopened around 3:30 p.m.

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