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Tampa firefighters save small dog from house fire, home now uninhabitable

Tampa firefighters save small dog from house fire, home now uninhabitable

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) -- Tampa firefighters rescued a small dog from a burning home Monday evening.

Firefighters said it happened on the 3300 block of N. 22nd Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found a two-story home with heavy smoke and flames showing from the first floor.

Firefighters said the man living there at the time the fire started stated that his dog Vinny (a poodle) was possibly inside the home.

Firefighters said they went inside, battling back flames, and were able to locate Vinny in the back portion of the home and safely remove him unharmed.

Fire marshal investigators said the cause of the fire was a furnace being placed too closely to combustible materials in the living room.

Crews said no one was injured.

The Red Cross is helping the family find housing arrangements as the home is uninhabitable.

TFR would like to remind citizens that as colder temperatures become more common place, they said please use extreme caution when trying to heat their homes.

Photos credit Tampa Fire Rescue

 

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