Fire Rips Through OB Home

More than a dozen pet birds died in the fire

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    A woman and her dog were injured following a house fire in Ocean Beach on Thursday morning, according to officials.

    The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on the 2300-block of Seaside Street. Firefighters said there was thick smoke in the home, causing 15 pet birds to die. They extinguished the blaze shortly after arriving.

    Fire Rips Through OB Home

    [DGO] Fire Rips Through OB Home
    A woman and her dog were injured after a house fire in Ocean Beach. (Published Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012)

    The woman inside the home suffered smoke inhalation during the incident and was taken to UCSD Medical Center.

    A dog was also trapped in the home, but firefighters were able to rescue it. An oxygen mask was used to help the dog breathe and it was then taken to an emergency animal hospital.

    Firefighters said the smoke detectors in the home melted.

    Total damage for the fire is around $130,000. Officials are unsure what caused the blaze and are investigating at the scene.

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