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Family escapes house fire on Greenridge Dr., two dogs killed

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Two children were saved from a fire on Greenridge Drive in Columbus Monday morning, but the family dogs were not as lucky.

According to a neighbor, the woman who lives in the house with her two small boys arrived home from work this morning and fell asleep.

She soon awoke to see herself surrounded by flames in the bedroom and the rest of the house filling with smoke.

She quickly gathered her children and brought them outside, but four dogs were still in the house.

"The fire is undetermined at this time," said Columbus Battalion Fire Chief Glen Bahde. "There is probably around $30,000 to $40,000 worth of damage. Nobody was injured, two dogs were killed. Another two dogs were accounted for."

"I saw the young lady was hollering and screaming telling everyone to get out of the house," said Sylvester King, who lives across the street. "I saw they brought one of the puppies out of the house and he was in pretty bad shape."

With their house destroyed, the fire victims are staying with friends and family. The two surviving dogs appear to be in good health.

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