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Two pets die in house fire

A pet dog and cat died in a fire that gutted a Stonemill Road home near Thunder Bay Road late Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy fire chief Jeremy Inglis said the fire was reported at shortly after 4 p.m. and heavy smoke and flames were visible coming from the front and back of the building when fire crews from Station 4 and 3 arrived.

“They made a quick aggressive attack and knocked the fire down pretty quick,” he said. “There’s pretty heavy fire damage throughout the building.”

There were no injuries to people but the pets died from smoke inhalation, he said.

Investigators were on scene but no determination of cause nor an estimate of damage had been made by 6 p.m.