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Leesburg firefighters rescue family’s dog from burning home

Leesburg firefighters are being lauded for saving a family’s dog from a burning home late Sunday night.

Leesburg firefighters rescued a family’s dog while battling a blaze late Sunday night at a home on Euclid Avenue.

Multiple units from Leesburg Fire Rescue were called to a blaze in a residence on Euclid Avenue on Sunday night.

Crews from Station 61 responded to the blaze at 408 Euclid Ave. and when they arrived around midnight, they confirmed a structure fire in the rear portion of the residence and quickly went into attack mode. Firefighters aboard Engine 62 arrived and started a primary search and were able to rescue the dog from the burning structure.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames and started to overhaul the damaged area of the home. The fire was believed to have started on the porch and extended into the kitchen. Multiple other Leesburg fire units also responded to the blaze and there were no injuries reported.

Leesburg firefighters battled a blaze late Sunday night that was believed to have started on the porch and moved into the kitchen area of a home on Euclid Avenue.

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