GRAND FORKS — Four pets died in a residential fire at 1118 First Ave in Grand Forks on Wednesday morning, Dec. 20.
According to a press release, the Grand Forks Fire Department was dispatched to the residence at 10:32 a.m. On scene, they saw heavy smoke coming from the front of the duplex.
The fire broke out on the first floor and was extinguished. The first floor unit sustained significant smoke and fire damage, while the upstairs unit sustained minor smoke damage, the release said.
Emergency personnel performed CPR on a dog and a cat, but they — along with the other dog and cat — died.
All residents had left the building before emergency personnel arrived, but two were transported to Altro with unknown injuries, according to the release.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire department responded with a total of 20 personnel, five engines, one truck and one command vehicle, the release said. There were no injuries.
All residents of the duplex were displaced, and the American Red Cross is assisting them.
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