This home on Pine Drive south of Arnold recently was damaged by a fire.

This home on Pine Drive south of Arnold recently was damaged by a fire.

A 57-year-old woman was evaluated for smoke inhalation after she, another woman and a dog escaped from a fire at a home in the 1300 block of Pine Drive south of Arnold. The woman refused transportation to a hospital, Rock Township Ambulance District Chief Jerry Appleton said.

The Rock Community Fire Protection District was called about the fire at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15). When firefighters arrived, they saw flames and smoke coming out of a second-story window, Rock Fire reported.

Firefighters stretched a hose through the front door of the home and up the stairs to battle the fire, which was under control at 11:36 p.m., the report said.

The women were asleep when the fire started, but the home’s smoke alarm woke them up, allowing them to escape. Rock Fire did not report how the fire started, but investigators ruled it an accident, according to the report.

The home was moderately damaged, and the women and dog will have to find temporary housing until the damage can be repaired, Rock Fire spokeswoman Stephanie Jackson said.

The Saline Valley and Mehlville fire protection districts helped with the call.