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Dog rescued from house fire in Pinellas Park


Published:   |   Updated: July 15, 2014 at 02:47 PM

Six people safely escaped before a firefighter went inside to rescue their dog from a burning Pinellas Park house Tuesday morning.

The Pinellas Park Fire Department was called at 7:43 a.m. to 5980 107th Terrace N., authorities said. Arriving crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of the house.

The fire was located in a room and quickly extinguished, the agency said.

Firefighter Rick Dudley located the dog, named Casper, and brought him out of the house, the agency said. The dog appeared to be fine.

The house sustained fire and smoke damage.

The home’s occupants were evaluated on scene and refused further treatment at a hospital, the fire department said.

The residents were being assisted by American Red Cross. Also, the Pinellas Park Firefighters Benevolent Association donated $300 to assist them with basic needs.

The fire is under investigation.

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