2 dogs euthanized after Urbana apartment fire

2 dogs euthanized after Urbana apartment fire

URBANA — Two dogs had to be euthanized following a Thursday afternoon apartment fire in Urbana.

According to an Urbana Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a fire in the 1900 block of North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, at 3:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they found light smoke coming from a two-story apartment.

While the occupant was not at home at the time of the fire, firefighters said, she had left three dogs in the apartment. One of the dogs survived, but two others were euthanized because they suffered smoke inhalation from the fire.

No firefighters were injured, according to the report.

Firefighters said the fire was under control by 3:40 p.m. Firefighters left the scene at 5:20 p.m.

The fire appeared to have started by the back door, but investigators were still looking into the cause Thursday night.

Firefighters said it was too early to calculate a dollar estimate of the damage as of Thursday evening.

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sweet caroline wrote on August 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm

God bless the firefighters who rescued the dog and tried to save the other 2.