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Dog dies, family displaced after fire at San Ysidro duplex

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 12:06:19-05

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A woman was hospitalized and a family’s dog died after a fire erupted at a San Ysidro duplex early Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Cottonwood Road, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

Responding crews were in the process of putting out the blaze when they were told that someone was still inside the home.

Firefighters entered the duplex and found a dog, but despite life-saving measures the animal passed away.

The family that lives in the home escaped, but one woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

It took crews about 30 minutes to completely knock down the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

10News learned the residents displaced due to the fire were being assisted by the Red Cross.