Fire destroys home Friday night on Highway 26 north of Milton
TOWN OF MILTON--Investigators think an outdoor heater for pets was the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Highway 26 north of Milton on Friday night, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
All the occupants were able to escape from the home, but all the animals were not able to do so, according to the news release.
Town and city of Milton fire departments were dispatched at 10:16 p.m. Friday to 11607 N. Highway 26 in the town of Milton, according to a news release. The residence is close to the Jefferson County line.
When they arrived, Milton firefighters immediately called for assistance from other agencies including Janesville, Edgerton, Evansville and Fort Atkinson.
One occupant was treated for smoke inhalation, according to the news release.
Preliminary investigation indicates the fire started in an outdoor heated area for pets. The fire remains under investigation, according to the news release. The residence is a total loss, but the cost of the damage was not available Saturday morning.
Emergency crews remained on scene early Saturday, according to the news release.