Firefighters said it happened on the 3300 block of
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.
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