Fire damages kitchen, claims two dogs - Tucson News Now

Fire damages kitchen, claims two dogs

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(Source: Barrett Baker) (Source: Barrett Baker)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A house fire in the 7300 block of East Calle Nostalgico heavily damaged the kitchen area of the home while claiming the life of two dogs due to the large amount of smoke, according to a news release. 

Three calls were made to 911 reporting smoke from the house. A neighbor knocked on the door but no one answered.  The home was in a gated community so firefighters had to open the gates to the neighborhood with special keys to get to the home. 

Crews arrived at the address and the home owner had just arrived ahead of them. She had opened the garage door to the home when the crews arrived. Firefighters opened the door entering the home from the garage and reported  heavy black smoke throughout the home.

The captain asked the owner if she had been cooking to try and pinpoint the location of the fire before entering but the owner didn't think so. The crew entered the home to extinguish the fire and perform a quick search of the home. During the search, two dogs were discovered by the crew, but neither was still alive. 

The crew found the fire in the kitchen area and extinguished the flames.

Pima County Animal Control was called to the scene to assist the owner with the two dogs. The owner of the home was going to stay with friends so Red Cross was not called to the scene. 

The cause and origin of the fire were still under investigation. The fire damage was limited to the kitchen area but the home did sustain heavy smoke damage.

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