House fire kills dogs in northwest Greene County

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ASH GROVE, Mo. - Some children were forced to flee after flames badly damaged a home west of Ash Grove on Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt but about 10 dogs died in the fire.

A fire badly damaged a large home west of Ash Grove on Oct 13, 2016. (Robin Foster)

The fire was at a large historic house on Farm Road 74. Several fire departments fought the fire or helped at the scene. One side of the large house is badly damaged.

Paramedics checked out the children but they appeared to be doing okay. A couple of dogs that were in the house survived, and firefighters were tending to them at the scene.