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Dogs Die in Two Salisbury House Fires

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SALISBURY, Md. - State fire marshals are investigating two separate Salisbury house fires that killed dogs on Saturday.

The first one happened around 2:11 p.m. at 1006 North West Road. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, a neighbor discovered the fire, which fire marshals say was caused by combustibles that were placed too close to a gas water heater in the laundry room of the house.

Franklin Wright Sr. was home at the time and suffered from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say he was treated at PRMC and released. They say three small dogs did not make it out of the fire alive.

It took 33 firefighters from Salisbury Station 16 about 30 minutes to get the fire under control. According to fire marshals, damage is estimated at about $100,000.

The second fire occurred Saturday night just before 11 p.m. at 1104 Nevins Place. Fire officials say it started on the kitchen stove due to unattended cooking. Crews from three separate fire stations responded.

According to fire marshals, Ronsha Satchell and Karen Ross' dog was trapped inside and later found dead. Total damage to the home is estimated at about $100,000. The family was displaced and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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