Multiple departments from Preble, Darke and Montgomery Counties were on the scene of this house fire in West Sonora, Monday afternoon, Dec. 16. No injuries had been reported at press time. A man and his dog did escape unharmed. Witnesses said they alerted the homeowner to the home being on fire. He was in the lower level of the home at the time. Witnesses also said they believe a portable heater may have been the cause. Additional information was unavailable at press time.