Dog dies, cat saved after Strawberry Plains house fire

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A dog is dead and a cat saved after a fire broke out in a house on the 2600 block of Pinecrest Lane in Strawberry Plains.

Around 1:23 p.m. the New Market Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of the house fire. Rural Metro Fire Department responded to a mutual aid call at the same location.

A Rural Metro Fire Department spokesperson said the residents said the fire began in the bedroom, where they were having electrical issues. The residents of the house did get out safely.

Rural Metro assisted New Market Volunteer Fire Department with attacking the fire and vertical ventilation.

A spokesperson for the New Market Volunteer Fire Department says that a dog died in the fire. However, they say a cat was saved and oxygen was administered to the cat with a newly-donated pet mask.

The fire is under investigation by the local authorities in New Market.

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