Both Decaturville and Parsons fire departments, along with county firemen, responded to a structure fire on Oakwood Drive in Decaturville around 10:30 Thursday morning.
The fire breached the attic area and heavy smoke was visible when the first emergency personnel arrived. Firefighters had to shuttle water via tankers due to the lack of hydrants in the immediate area.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation. The family was able to escape the home without injury but they did lose their pet in the fire. Red Cross assisted with immediate recovery needs.