Des Moines firefighters responded to 510 E. 17th Street on reports of a house fire.
Upon arriving, crews found smoke coming from a door on the outside of the house leading to the basement.
The only occupant found in the house at the time was the family dog. Firefighters rescued the dog and extinguished the fire.
The residents of the home were out at the time of the fire. Fire investigators were on the scene and the family is being assisted to find another place to stay in the meantime.