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UPDATE: Unattended stove fire kills three dogs

A fire in north Albany Wednesday leaves a family grieving over the loss of their pets.

The fire started in the kitchen of the home in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue around 7:30.

The family was not home but their three small dogs were trapped inside.  

"We found three dogs inside , there were no human victims inside. We removed the victims [the dogs] outside, but the three of them expired by the time we arrived," said Battalion  Chief Keith Ambrose.

The home suffered heavy smoke and fire damage, and firefighters were unable to get to the dogs in time.

AFD Chief James Carswell says food left cooking unattended on the stove is the cause of the fire. Two of the three dogs were in cages in the kitchen.

 

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