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NORTH PORT | 2 dogs die in house fire, 5 people uninjured

The fire was caused by a lightning strike.
Posted at 5:57 PM, Sep 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-21 20:52:44-04

NORTH PORT, Fla. — North Port Fire Rescue responded to a house fire in the 2700 block of Industry Ave. Thursday that left two dogs dead.

The occupants, two adults and three children, were uninjured.

The fire was caused by a lightning strike, fire officials confirmed, and was contained to the garage of the home.

Three other dogs, two cats and six sugar gliders were also inside at the time of the fire and are uninjured.

Firefighters reported a large amount of fire coming from the garage of the home. The flames were able to be contained to that area, though the rest of the home sustained smoke and water damage.