Monroe volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire on lower Pepper Street yesterday morning. There was heavy flames spotted as they arrived and there were reports of a possible person trapped, which turned out not to be the case. Fire officials say two dogs unfortunately perished in the house. Firefighters had the blaze quickly contained, but the home is uninhabitable. One firefighter suffered minor injuries during a fall on the ice. The Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate the cause. Surrounding towns provided assistance and station coverage.