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Charlotte County Fire and EMS rescue dog from burning house

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Posted at 5:41 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 17:55:00-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Charlotte County Fire and EMS rescued a dog from a burning house Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a house engulfed in fire and found Shadow the dog inside.

Officials say the homeowner was not home when the fire started.

First responders say the home is a total loss and the Red Cross also responded to assist the homeowner with a place to stay for a few nights.

The fire is believed to have started on the back deck.

Officials say the State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.