Damage is pegged at $50,000 following a small house fire in Omemee on Monday afternoon.
Around 12:40 p.m., City of Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called to a reported structure fire at a home on Grassy Road.
District fire chief Dave Kish told Global News Peterborough that crews discovered a couch on fire inside the home.
Kish said the cause of the fire appears to be a heater which was located near the couch.
He said the fire was contained to the couch but the home has sustained heat and smoke damage. A front window also shattered due to the heat.
No one was home at the time, but a dog found inside was not injured, Kish said.
The animal was placed in a trailer in the driveway of the home until the homeowner arrived.
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