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Chapel Hill house fire kills dogs

Posted March 13, 2012 9:10 a.m. EDT

— A husband and wife escaped a house fire in Chapel Hill Tuesday morning, but their pet dogs didn't make it out alive.

Fire Battalion Chief Keith Poterfield said the couple was sleeping when the fire broke out in their home at 416 Ridgefield Road around 6:15 a.m. They were uninjured, but their two dogs died.

The fire damaged about three-quarters of the single-story home. The cause hasn't been determined.