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Three pets die in Cape Coral house fire Wednesday morning

No people were in home when the fire broke out
Posted: 11:06 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 15:58:38-04
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A house fire in NW Cape Coral Wednesday morning took the life of three pets, but no humans were injured.

Several fire crews responded to the fire shortly before 9 a.m. at a home on NW 2nd Street at 14th Avenue. That's just a few blocks south of Mariner Middle School.

Authorities say nobody was home when the fire broke out, but three dogs died.

A neighbor tells Fox 4 that they heard a loud lightning strike in the area just before fire trucks arrived.

Crews are working to find out the cause of the fire but believe lightning may be a cause.

Firefighters had to bring in tankers and use a nearby canal to access water.

Crews were able to put out the fire.

Part of the roof collapsed, and there are severe fire and smoke damage throughout the home.