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Dog dies in house fire in Littleton

West Metro Fire Rescue said the fire started at a home in the 12100 block of West Copper Drive on Sunday morning.

LITTLETON, Colo. — West Metro Fire Rescue is investigating what caused a fire that sent one person to the hospital and a left dog dead on Sunday morning in Littleton. 

According to WMFR, multiple neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke and flames coming from a home in the 12100 block of West Cooper Drive. When firefighters arrived at the home, it was fully engulfed in flames.

Five people, two dogs and a turtle were inside when the fire happened. All five people were able to get out of the home safely, WMFR said.

WMFR spokesperson Ronda Scholting said one of the residents tried to go back inside the home to save one of the dogs. Firefighters were able to save one of the dogs and the turtle, but the other dog was unable to escape, Scholting said. 

One of the five people was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, firefighters said.

Firefighters went back to the home later Sunday when the fire rekindled in the attic, West Metro said. 

Firefighters said the initial fire started on the backside of the home under a covered patio. The cause is under investigation.

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