The Washington Township Fire Department responded to a barn fire in 5700 block of Houchard Road early Monday morning.

The Washington Township Fire Department responded to a barn fire in 5700 block of Houchard Road early Monday morning.

Fire department spokeswoman Leslie Dybiec said the call came in 1:43 a.m. Monday. When the fire department arrived the barn was "fully involved."

"There are only two things we can do then: initiate the attack and keep the fire from spreading," she said.

Animals were housed in the barn and Dybiec said the resident managed to rescue some, although at least one horse and one dog died. No people were injured.

Washington Township fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire, Dybiec said.