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Crews rescue dogs from Citrus Heights house fire

Firefighters rescued two dogs from a burning house in Citrus Heights on Thursday afternoon.

Although one dog required treatment at a local veterinary hospital, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District officials said it was reported doing well thanks to a pet oxygen mask donated to the district last year.

Fire crews responded about 2:28 p.m. to a house fire in the 8000 block of Glen Alta Way and arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. Firefighters searched the house to make sure the occupants were safe. During the search, they found the two dogs and were able to safely remove them from the house.

Fire damage was estimated at $200,000, but fire officials said most of the homeowners’ personal belongings, with an estimated valued of $100,000, were saved, according to a fire district news release.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.