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Dog dies in Durham townhome fire

Posted January 30, 2015

Durham firefighters responded to the 1300 block of Marne Avenue about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2015, and found smoke and fire showing in the back of a townhome.

— No one was injured in a Friday morning fire that damaged two townhomes on Marne Avenue, authorities said.

Durham firefighters went to the 1300 block of Marne Avenue about 11:30 a.m. and found smoke and fire showing in the back of the townhome. They brought the blaze under control in five minutes.

The home sustained heat, smoke and water damage, and an adjoining townhome had minor damage.

The fire, which started on the back porch, was ruled accidental, but the cause has not been determined, firefighters said.

Two adults and four children who lived in the townhome were being assisted by the Red Cross. A poodle that lived there did not survive.


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  • Mabel King Feb 1, 2015
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    That's called " A Hot Dog"....

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  • nicholecarpenterisback2 Jan 30, 2015

    I have had my Jack Russell for just over 15 years. She is no different than my own children and grandchildren. If I lost her in a fire, I would be devastated.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 30, 2015

    Awww, poor thing. So sad to lose everything, but to lose a pet at the same time is even worse because they can help restore a family to a sense of normalcy sooner. Prayers for the family.

  • Donnie Dietrich Jan 30, 2015
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    So Sorry for your loss of your home and your family pet. Thank goodness you are ok.