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PHOTO GALLERY: Pets Perish In Duplex Fire

Todd Pittenger - February 2, 2015 10:43 am

Salina firefighters late Monday morningĀ  battled the cold, and a large structure fire.

Salina Fire Marshal Roger Williams told KSAL News at the scene that crews were called at around 10:30 to the report of a duplex on fire at 805 W. Ash Street.

Williams says that one half of the duplex was fully involved, with heavy smoke and fire, when the the first crews arrived.

Williams says the resident was not home at the time of the fire, but his two pet dogs were. Firefighters made entry and brought both out, but it was too late to save either one. Both died in the fire.

The other half of the duplex is currently unoccupied.

Williams adds that the bitter cold temperatures made the fire a little more challenging to fight.

ORIGINAL:

Firefighters are on the scene of a large house fire on W. Ash Street.

Crews were called at about 10:15. There was heavy smoke and flames visible when the first crews arrived.

Not a lot of details are yet available, but KSAL News is on the scene.