Dog dies in north side house fire

Madison firefighters responded to heavy flames at a residential fire on Wheeler road Sunday morning, officials sad.

The home is in the 600 block of Wheeler Road. Firefighters said the owner was not home, which allowed the fire to spread. There was significant smoke and fire damage, officials said.

One of the owner’s dogs was rescued, but the second dog died. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, firefighters said.