Family’s dog dies in house fire

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SAN DIEGO — A dog was killed Sunday in a house fire in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego that displaced two adults and seven children, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 6:25 p.m. in the 6900 block of Cowles Mountain Road, said Capt. Joe Amador, public information officer with the San Diego Fire Department.

First-arriving units saw heavy fire coming from the garage roof of the single-story home, he said. They knocked down the flames in about 20 minutes but were unable to revive a dog they found inside. No people were injured, Amador said.

The displaced victims were from two families who had been living in the home. They were being assisted by the American Red Cross in finding temporary shelter, Amador said.

The cause of the blaze, which did an estimated $600,000 in damage, was undermined, he said.

Arson investigators were trying to determine what started the fire, Amador said.

About 30 firefighters responded to the fire, he said.