On Sunday, February 17, a house fire in South Seattle, WA claimed the lives of two dogs. According to the Seattle Times, the fire occurred in the 3800 block of Mead Street in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood.
While no humans were injured during the blaze, fire officials did confirm the deaths of the two dogs within the two-story home.
The home was reportedly being renovated and staining rags were left near the front entrance. According to fire officials, the rags likely combusted. When it did, the blaze blew out the front door.
According to the Seattle Times, the fire began shortly before 7:00 p.m. The dogs were found on the second floor of the home.
Damage to the structure is estimated at approximately $45,000.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than 1.7 million uncontrolled fires annually nationwide. The Veterinary News Network states that more than 500,000 pets die from these house fires every year in the United States.
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