Dogs Home Alone Survive Midtown Fire at Apartment Complex

An apartment fire in the 2200 block of North Ralph Avenue (near Grant Road and Columbus Boulevard) displaced two residents yesterday after a fire started on the balcony due to an improperly discarded cigarette. Two dogs that lived in the apartment were taken out by firefighters and are okay. The two apartment residents, a male and female, weren't home at the time of the fire.

Fire crews found one of the dogs inside as they performed a search and attempted to walk the dog out. The dog broke free, but was found a short time later. The crews then found the other dog hiding under a bed and took it outside to be reunited with his owner. The male resident had returned to the scene as firefighting operations were underway.

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