Just before 7am, local crews responded to 920-922 Pine street in Freeland.
The fire damaged both sides of the duplex home with a majority of the fire damage on the 922 side. All occupants safely exited the structure with no injuries reported at the scene.
All was not great however, as the fire had apparently spooked a dog that lives on the 920 side.
Bear left the property and has not returned as of 9am. He was last seen in the area of Birkbeck Street around 7:15am.
Freeland Fire Department had command of the scene with crews responding from White Haven, Valley Regional, Hazle Township, and Weatherly.
Around 8:30 Freeland Fire released most of the other departments from the scene.