Greenwood home damaged in fire

A Greenwood man suffered minor injuries while trying to save his family’s dog from a house fire Thursday morning.

The man and his mother were at their home in the 900 block of Rolling Hill Road, off County Line Road, when the fire broke out around 10:30 a.m., Greenwood fire investigator Bryan Brown said.

When the two realized the house was on fire they tried putting the flames out with a garden hose then called 911, Brown said.

When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was coming out of the house, and the man was trying to break a window to go back into the home and rescue one of the family’s two dogs, Brown said.

Along with the man’s mother, one dog made it out safely before firefighters arrived. Firefighters were able to rescue the family’s other dog, Brown said. The man was treated for his injuries at the scene, Brown said.

The garage area of the home was completely destroyed, Brown said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined. Brown estimated the home had about $65,000 in damages, he said. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.