A kitchen fire in Easton led to an animal rescue late Thursday night, and an officer being briefly hospitalized. Easton Police received a 911 call from a Morning Glory Drive resident about the fire shortly after 10pm. The Volunteer Fire Department, EMS and Police were dispatched to the scene. Police arrived first and found smoke coming from the house, with the residents outside. But they were notified that there were five dogs still inside. The officer entered the home and was able to bring the dogs outside to safety. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The Officer was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and was later released. The Fairfield, Long Hill and Weston Fire Departments assisted during the incident. The fire is under investigation.