A dog was trapped and died in a vacant home that was engulfed by a two-alarm blaze Friday afternoon, firefighters said.
At about 1:20 p.m., Vallejo firefighters received multiple reports of a structure fire on Nebraska and El Dorado streets.
Upon arrival the house was about 75 percent involved in the fire, Vallejo fire Battalion Chief Ray Jackson said.
Live wires were also seen on the ground and Pacific Gas and Electric crews were called to the scene, Jackson said.
As a precaution, surrounding residences were evacuated, but the fire only minimally damaged a shed in the rear of 531 Nebraska St., Jackson added.
On the street corner, a man who identified himself as Manuel said he has been cleaning the yard of the now-burned down house for the past two years.
A homeless man, Manuel said he sometimes leaves his 2-year-old bluenose pitbull, Juero, in the house.
At the time of the fire, Manuel said he was at a corner store.
"(Juero) is my son's," he said. "I promised him to take care of (Juero) while he's away."
Jackson said the house is vacant and was boarded up, but there were evidence of people squatting in the house.
He later confirmed that a dead dog was found inside the house during inspection.
No firefighters were reported injured, and the cause of the fire was under investigations.