Moody house fire

Flames rise out of a Moody home that caught fire Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but a dog and four cats may have been inside the house at the time of the fire.

Moody Police Department photo

Area fire crews are responding to a house fire in Moody that reportedly killed family pets Wednesday afternoon, Moody Police Chief Roger Kennedy said.

Firefighters with the Moody, Bruceville-Eddy, and McGregor volunteer fire departments were called to 302 Ninth St. shortly after 2 p.m. when flames were spotted coming from the roof of the home and thick smoke rose from the house.

Kennedy said a family was living at the home at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported. Kennedy said emergency responders were not able to reach a family dog and four cats during the fire.

Fire crews remained on scene Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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