Dog dies in Mount Hope fire

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Mount Hope FireSAN DIEGO – A fire at a Mount Hope-area duplex sent three people to a hospital, killed a family dog and caused more than $300,000 in damage, fire officials said.

The fire at the duplex in the 4300 block of J Street near Gavin Street was reported about 5:35 a.m., a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said. It caused about $200,000 in damage to the property, $100,000 in damage to its contents and $25,000 in damage to the exterior of a neighboring unit before it was knocked down about 6:30 a.m., he said.

Crews found one of the family’s dogs dead inside the burned unit, the dispatcher said. An uninjured dog was located in the back yard and another of the residents’ dogs was found safe at a neighbor’s home.

The official cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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  • Crapocalypse

    I hope this family can heal after such a horrible loss of their family pet and their belongings. I pray that they were insured fully and are able to bounce back from this tragedy.

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