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Person, 2 pets rescued from Middleburg house fire

Dog rescued from house fire on image of damaged home (Photos courtesy: Clay County Fire Rescue)
Dog rescued from house fire on image of damaged home (Photos courtesy: Clay County Fire Rescue)

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A person and two pets were rescued Friday morning from a house fire in Middleburg, Clay County Fire Rescue said. 

Firefighters were called just after 11 a.m. to the blaze on Jasmine Avenue. 

When crews arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. Firefighters found one person in the living room. That person was then taken to a hospital with burns that were considered non-life-threatening, Fire Rescue said. 

Crews also pulled a dog and two cats from the home, but one of the cats did not survive.

According to Fire Rescue, the home did not have a working smoke detector and the house sustained major damage from the flames. 

The owner told firefighters that three adults live in the home and the Red Cross will be assisting them.

The fire is under the investigation of the Florida State Fire Marshals Office and is believed to be incendiary.