Two dogs were rescued from a Clarence home that went up in flames Sunday afternoon.
The two-alarm fire at 5040 Hillcrest Drive caused $175,000 in damage.
No one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported at about 4:45 p.m. when a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the chimney.
Clarence Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Schlabach arrived within two minutes of the emergency call and called for a second alarm, which brought the Clarence Center Fire Co. to the scene.
Three other fire companies also assisted. The cause of the fire, which was under control in 45 minutes, is under investigation.