Springfield firefighters responded to a house fire at 85 Hayden Avenue around 5:30 Sunday.
The two and a half story high building went up in flames quickly.
Clinton Taylor was out for a walk with his dog and nephew when he saw the flames.
"I took him Home, I came back out not even ten minutes and I see a fire," said Taylor.
The fire started on the second floor.
The one occupant was unharmed but his dog died in the fire.
The home and the vacant building next door face more than $100,000 in damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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