Just before 4 am, Oshawa Fire Services responded to a working townhouse fire at 700 Harmony Rd N. Two people were rescued out of a second-story window by firefighters and into the care of Region of Durham Paramedic Services.

Oshawa Fire Services contained the fire to the main level of the townhouse and prevented it from getting into the neighboring units. Sadly sources at the scene say the family dog did not survive the blaze.

Oshawa Fire prevention is now on the scene investigating the cause of the fire, and we hope to have an update later today.