Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Jefferson County Saturday afternoon. The people that lived inside made it out okay, but their animals did not.

Flames and heavy smoke were reported by emergency responders as they fire arrived on the scene.

It happened around 3 p.m. on Township Road 39 in the Piney Fork area of Smithfield Township, Jefferson County.

Smithfield Fire Chief Todd Roset said there was two people in the house, they both managed to get out. One was taken to the hospital just for observation. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

Firefighters were called to a fire in Smithfield Township Friday evening.

According to emergency officials in Jefferson County, it happened on County Road 8 and required the response of several area fire departments. The structure was vacant and burned to the ground.

It is unclear what caused the fire to start in the first place.

Emergency crews were also called to the scene of a house fire in Martins Ferry Sunday evening.

The Martins Ferry Fire Department received the call around 5:25 p.m. for reports of smoke and an odor coming from a home on Colerain Pike.

When firefighters arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke and flames showing the basement. All of the trucks in the city responded to the scene.

Firefighters were able to knock down the majority of the flames within 30 minutes.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured.

However, two dogs were home at the time of the fire. One dog was found deceased inside the home. The other remains unaccounted for.

The state Fire Marshall will continue to investigate the fire.