Pets killed in NE Portland fire

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A house fire in northeast Portland took the lives of two pets.

Lieutenant Michael Silva of Portland Fire & Rescue says crews arrived on the home on NE 112th shortly before noon Saturday and discovered smoke coming from the basement.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but found a dog and a rabbit overcome by smoke.

They used an animal CPR kit to save the dog, to no avail.

Fire investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire. Damage to the home has been estimated at $60,000.

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