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Family displaced, dog saved after Southern Pines fire

Posted January 24

Authorities said that the fire at 1950 East Indiana Avenue started in the kitchen just before 1:30 p.m. The residents of the home were able to escape with three of their dogs, but three more remained inside, authorities said.
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— Emergency workers responding to a fire at a Southern Pines home were able to save a family dog Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said that the fire at 1950 East Indiana Avenue started in the kitchen just before 1:30 p.m. The residents of the home were able to escape with three of their dogs, but three more remained inside, authorities said.

A firefighter was able to locate a small dog that had been burned and sustained other injuries, and paramedics on scene began treating the animal. Emergency workers then transported the pet to Small Animal Emergency Services on U.S. Highway 1 for treatment.

Firefighters also attempted to save another dog that was found in the home but the animal was declared deceased after oxygen and CPR were administered. A third dog was also found inside the home and determined to be dead.

The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and it took almost several hours to extinguish completely.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the family with temporary housing.

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  • Joe Kershner Jan 25, 2016
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    ignore the above =) my brother says I'm mistaken.

  • Joe Kershner Jan 25, 2016
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    The article says the fire was at 1950 E. Indiana Avenue, but the second photo is of 1960 E. Indiana Avenue. I know - we grew up there in the late 80's and early 90's....

  • Iris Hindle Jan 25, 2016
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    Arthur Raleigh, really...6 dogs doesn't constitute hording.

  • Arthur Raleigh Jan 25, 2016
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    6 dogs...hording...

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 24, 2016
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    So glad that the family is safe, and blessings for the fire fighters! Saving the one family dog shows dedication and heart. Sorry about the ones that didn't make it