Whitley County House Damaged By Fire

A house fire in Whitley County is under investigation. The blaze broke out Monday afternoon near the intersection of State Road 9 and CR 50 East.  No one was home at the time.  Firefighters were able to rescue a turtle from inside the house.  A dog in a kennel outside the home had to be moved away from the smoke.  A cat and a duck are also said to be okay.  It's not yet known how the fire started.