Dog, Cat Die in Alexandria House Fire

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Andy Grant

Officials say a pet dog and cat died in an Alexandria house fire Thursday night.

The fire was reported around 7 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Pickett Street. The flames originated in a second-floor bedroom, and a resident was able to escape with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Alexandria Fire officials, the fire caused $200,000 in damages to the home and $50,000 to its contents.

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