Pet dog killed in house fire in the San Carlos neighborhood

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A pet dog was killed Sunday in a house fire in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego that displaced two adults and seven children, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 6:25 p.m. in the 6900 block of Cowles Mountain Boulevard, said Capt. Joe Amador, public information officer with the San Diego Fire Department.

First-arriving units saw heavy fire coming from the roof of the single-story home’s garage area, he said.

They knocked down the flames in about 20 minutes, but were unable to revive a dog they found inside, he said, adding that there were no human injuries.

The displaced victims were from two families who had been living in the home. They were being assisted by the American Red Cross in finding temporary shelter, Amador said.

The cause of the blaze, which did an estimated $600,000 in damage, was undermined, he said.

Arson investigators were at the scene, Amador said.

About 30 firefighters responded to the fire, he said.

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