Photos courtesy Shelley Zierler

KAUKAUNA — A family lost its possessions and their dog died during a fire Monday afternoon on Kaukauna’s north side.

A Gofundme page has been set up to assist the family, Glenn and April Walker, and their two sons.

Proceeds will help with basic necessities while the family tries to salvage what they can and wait for insurance.

The Kaukauna Fire Department responded about 2 p.m. Monday to a fire at 800 Blackwell Street after Street Department employee calls 911 after noticing smoke coming from the home’s attic.

Firefighters arrived on scene within 5 minutes of being notified.

When they arrived, firefighters found smoke coming from the upper floor of the two-story home.

Crew members verified that all occupants were out of the home, but the family dog was reported to still be inside, according to a news release from the Kaukauna Fire Department.

Regretfully, the family pet was located but had succumbed to smoke inhalation.

The first arriving firefighters performed an aggressive interior fire attack. The fire, which originated in the kitchen, extended through a wall and ceiling to the second-floor attic space and was quickly extinguished.

The length of time the fire burned before being discovered by the passerby is unknown. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Total damage to the structure is estimated to be $80,000.

The Little Chute Fire Department, Kaukauna Police Department, Kaukauna Utilities, and Street Department employees assisted.

The fire department reminds people to call 911 when something looks suspicious, as it can save lives and property.

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By staff