• Pets rescued from burning home in Volusia


    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Two dogs and a cat were rescued from a burning home in Ormond Beach Thursday morning, investigators said.

    The fire was reported by a neighbor at 9:34 a.m. on Nelson Drive.

    Upon arrival, firefighters said they found the home fully engulfed in flames. The homeowners returned and reported that three dogs were inside the house.

    After the fire was under control, firefighters rescued two large dogs through the window of a back bedroom and gave them oxygen.

    The dogs have been reunited with their owners. However, a third dog, a Chihuahua, did not survive.

    "It’s amazing that the dogs were able to survive a fire of this intensity," said Scott Smoak, a division chief for Volusia County Fire Services. "The crews did an outstanding job of controlling this fire quickly."

    Authorities said the home is a total loss, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.

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