Firefighters put out a north Douglas house fire Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel and vehicles blocked North Douglas Highway while fighting the fire a little more than half a mile north of the Douglas Bridge.
The occupants of the home were away when the fire started. Firefighters tried to revive two dogs found inside the house, but the animals did not survive.
The fire was out by around 4 p.m. and the highway was re-opened. The cause and origin of the fire were still undetermined.
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