AVON LAKE -- There were no injuries Friday afternoon following an appliance fire at a Waterside Crossings townhouse.
Firefighters from Avon Lake and Avon were called out at approximately 3:30 p.m. for a fire and smoke in a townhouse at 13 Whitaker Cove in the development on the north side of Webber Road.
Avon Lake Fire Capt. James Berry said a neighbor woke up the sleeping resident inside, and she and two dogs escaped without injury.
"The neighbor smelled it and saw smoke coming out of the roof," he said.
Crews had to pull down soffits after flames and smoke got into the attic, but did not spread to a connected unit, Berry said.
A dryer is believed to be at fault for the incident.