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North Hills apartment fire kills 3 small dogs

May 10, 2010 12:33:31 AM PDT
Residents of an apartment building in North Hills were forced to flee a fire on Sunday that killed three dogs and injured four people.Authorities said the fire started in the kitchen of one apartment unit. Two residents of the unit were sleeping at the time the fire began, but smoke detectors woke them up.

The residents were able to escape, but three small dogs died in the fire. The man who lived in the apartment suffered second-degree burns when he went back inside the apartment to try and put the fire out on his own.

He and three other people who suffered minor smoke inhalation were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.