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Published December 12, 2013, 09:05 AM

Family loses dog in Moorhead house fire

MOORHEAD – A family lost their pet dog in a house fire here Wednesday night.

By: Wendy Reuer, Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

MOORHEAD – A family lost their pet dog in a house fire here Wednesday night.

Fire crews were called shortly after 8 p.m. to a house fire at 1019 11th Ave. S.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke billowing out of the first floor.

Two people were inside the home when the fire broke out and were able to get outside safely, said Assistant Fire Chief Rich Eggert. Rescuers found the family’s dog inside, but emergency crews were unable to save the dog.

The fire was still active at about 9:30 p.m. Eggert said a fire investigator was on the scene, but the cause and origin of the fire had not been determined.

The fire was contained to the first floor and extent of damage was still unknown, he said.

It is the second house fire and third fire overall that Moorhead firefighters have responded to in 24 hours. Tuesday afternoon, crews battled a blaze at the former Akin’s Electric building at 320 Highway 75 N. Tuesday evening, firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of 34th Street Circle South.

No one was injured in either fire.

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