Just after 8am Wednesday, Stepney, Monroe and Stevenson volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire on lower Pepper St. There was heavy fire on arrival and reports of a possible person trapped, which was not the case, although two dogs perished in the house. Firefighters had the fire quickly contained but the home is uninhabitable. One firefighter suffered minor injuries during a fall on the ice. The Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate the exact cause. Botsford provided RIT coverage and other surrounding towns provided assistance and station coverage.