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Fire destroys home on Coolidge Avenue, dog's body left on porch

Damage to the home was severe and it is considered a total loss. No human was injured in the fire, but a dog did die in the blaze. Damage to the home was severe and it is considered a total loss. No human was injured in the fire, but a dog did die in the blaze.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of massive fire early Thursday morning that destroyed a home off on Coolidge Avenue. 

Batallion Chief Keith Watson told News Leader 9 that the damage to the house was severe and that the home was a total loss. 

Mary Walker lives right next door to the house and was at home when the fire broke out. "I thought my house had caught on fire. It scared me... it frightened me," said Walker. 

A neighbor told News Leader 9 he saw someone from the house run outside to safety. Firefighters who inspected the home did not believe someone was inside during the fire, but the dog that was inside did die. 

The dog's body was left on the porch for about a day and a half. After calls from your News Leader, animal control went out to move the dog's body, but they learned neighbors had already buried the animal. 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.

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