Just before 8am EMC Fire along with Porter Fire and Plum Grove Fire responded to a reported house fire on Short Street in Patton Village. Patton Village Officers first on scene reported heavy fire. Fire units arrived and were able to keep most of the fire to the front of the house. The homeowner was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation and a cut he received trying to go back in to rescue six 3-week old puppies. They did not survive. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.