Pet dies in Dougherty Co. fire

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Firefighters battled a fire in a Dougherty County home that killed a pet Friday afternoon.

Firefighters said an electrical problem in a plug in a back room started the fire on Gravel Hill Road.

Kids in the neighborhood spotted the smoke about 2:30 at Charles Bowling's home.

No one was home at the time.

A german sheppard was killed, and firefighters say a large burmese python was missing.

The home sustained some fire and heavy smoke damage in the back room, and moderate smoke damage throughout the house.

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