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Fire Kills 6 Pets but No Humans Injured

A house fire at 4008 Landmark Drive this morning killed six pets but a family of three were not home and were uninjured, according to Dewayne Johnson, a Douglas County fire investigator on the scene.

Four cats and two dogs were trapped in the house while two children were out of the house; one at school, and mother was at work.

The name of the family has not yet been released.

The fire broke out around 9 a.m. and was out by about noon, Johnson said, but the cold and wind this morning did cause a bit of a problem with extinguishing the flames.

Houses on either side of the fire were untouched but a car in the driveway was damaged.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, as fire investigators have not yet entered the home. Fire investigators are still monitoring the smoldering debris. 

The family has been interviewed and has already spoken with their insurance company, Johnson said.
SouthernKudzu January 25, 2014 at 05:07 AM
Name of the family not released, but full address has been. Takes a minute to look up the name.
Elizabeth Elizabeth January 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM
What a tragedy for this family. (((Hugs to you all))). A follow up comment on how one might help this family would be great.
OnceWasAnnie January 29, 2014 at 02:55 AM
Poor animals! I hate it when animals get trapped in burning buildings... not that I want ANYONE to get trapped in a burning building but pets and children... so sad...

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