Fire damages Scioto Drive home

STEUBENVILLE — A fire in a lower level bedroom of a two-story house at 4703 Scioto Drive caused an estimated $25,000 in damage Saturday morning, the City Fire Department reported.

The fire call came in around 11:40 a.m. as a possible entrapment but a female resident and her dog were found on the back porch, according to the fire department. City Police and firefighters escorted her and the dog to a neighbor’s house.

The fire was contained to the bedroom and quickly extinguished, the fire department reported. Firefighters said the door to the room was closed, helping to prevent the spread of the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and is under investigation, according to the fire department.