Man devastated after losing dog in house fire


DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A home caught on fire and the owner said it caused him to lose what he cherished most.

Officials said the fire happened in the 1700 block of East Johns Avenue. The man’s dog died while trapped inside the house. He was out running errands and came back to find his house in flames.

While Craig Cather said his house can be fixed, he is devastated that he will never see his dog, Angel, again. “She really cared about me. My friends are back there burying her and they love her too. She never bit anybody and she was just a great dog.”

Crews did not know what caused the fire.

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