YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A fire caused heavy damage to the front of a house in Youngstown Saturday evening.

Firefighters were called to a house in the 3500 block of Belden Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

Youngstown Fire Chief Chad Manchester said no one was home at the time of the fire.

A dog was rescued though and taken to a veterinary hospital. According to Animal Charity, the dog has a burned tail, sore eyes and respiratory distress from a loss of consciousness and smoke inhalation.

The charity said it is claiming custody of the dog so it can receive medical care, and is now asking for donations to help with the dog’s recovery. Donations can be made on Animal Charity of Ohio’s Facebook page.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time.