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Firefighters rescue dog from burning Antelope home

Fire damages Antelope home

Firefighters aren’t sure what started a fire Thursday morning in the 8600 block of Shadow Crest Circle, said Chris Vestal, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokesman.
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Firefighters aren’t sure what started a fire Thursday morning in the 8600 block of Shadow Crest Circle, said Chris Vestal, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokesman.

No humans were home when an Antelope house caught fire Thursday, but a furry friend needed aid.

Firefighters aren’t sure what started the blaze in the 8600 block of Shadow Crest Circle, said Chris Vestal, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokesman. It quickly moved through the first and second floors but didn’t spread to the backyard, where two of the family’s three dogs were kept. The third dog was rescued from inside the house and hooked up to an oxygen tank outside.

The second floor of the 2,000-square foot house suffered extensive damage, while the first floor was about 50 percent burned. The attached garage suffered minimal burns. Firefighters were slow to respond to the scene because no one called the fire in, Vestal said, but knocked it down at 10:36 a.m., 22 minutes after the first truck responded to a home alarm.

No other houses were damaged. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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