The Onalaska Fire Department responded to a report of smoke from a neighbor’s home just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Four units from Onalaska responded to 413 5th Ave. North, according to the Onalaska Fire Department. While on the scene, the fire department saw smoke coming from eaves and windows charred and cracking. The firefighters forced open the front door and were able to put out the fire by 12:45 p.m.
Two dogs were found dead at the scene, but no other injuries were reported. The homeowner was not present at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Onalaska requested assistance from La Crosse and Holmen. Holmen firefighters helped pull ceilings to check for fire extension. The La Crosse Fire Department was on scene on standby.