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Dogs escape as firefighters enter burning Carmichael condo

Two dogs that got loose when firefighters entered a burning Carmichael condominium bit two people before they were captured Thursday night.

Capt. Brian Gonsalves, spokesman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, said firefighters responded to the 6200 block of Coyle Avenue about 7:40 p.m. for a fire in a two-story condominium in a complex near Via Casitas. The residents were not home, but two dogs were inside and they ran out of the residence when firefighters entered. Gonsalves said at least one of the dogs was a pit bull.

Fire crews were able to knock down the fire. Gonsalves said adjacent units sustained some damage. He said a firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputies and animal control officers were called to the scene to deal with the escaped dogs. Gonsalves said the dogs bit two people in the complex, causing minor injuries.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy