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Dogs, cats escape Gulfport house fire, but bird dies

GULFPORT — A kitchen fire at a Gulfport home Monday morning claimed the life of a pet bird but spared two dogs and two cats, officials said.

The owners of the single-story home at 5302 10th Ave. S were working when neighbors noticed smoke coming from the roof about 9:40 a.m., said Gulfport fire Chief Jim Marenkovic.

Firefighters were on the scene about five minutes later, he said.

Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire.

The house sustained significant water, smoke and fire damage but was not destroyed, Marenkovic said. He estimates the damage to be at least $10,000.

Although the small bird died, the dogs and cats seemed to be okay after drinking water.

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Dogs, cats escape Gulfport house fire, but bird dies 05/03/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 3, 2010 3:14pm]
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