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Two dogs were rescued from a burning home in Wiggins. Another dog died.

The Wiggins Fire Department rescued two dogs from a house fire on January 23, 2018.
The Wiggins Fire Department rescued two dogs from a house fire on January 23, 2018. Wiggins Fire Department

Firefighters saved two dogs trapped inside of a burning home in Wiggins on Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

Wiggins Fire Chief Jody Hatten said crews responded to a house fire about 3 p.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single-story home.

“The fire had started toward the back of the house and was in the attic upon their arrival,” Hatten said in an email.

When firefighters entered the home to extinguish the flames, they found three dogs that “had been overcome by the smoke,” Hatten said.

Two of the dogs were given oxygen, and one dog died on scene.

Stone County emergency medical technicians treated the dogs at the scene. The animals were taken to a local veterinarian for additional care.

Hatten said no one was home when the fire started and no injuries were reported. It took fire crews one hour to control the blaze, which caused heavy heat, smoke and water damage to the home.

The incident is under investigation.

Stone County Fire Services helped Wiggins firefighters on scene, Hatten said.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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