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Fire Damages Felton Home, Occupants Seek Missing Dog

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A fire caused significant damage to a home in Felton on Tuesday. (Nick Layman/WBOC) A fire caused significant damage to a home in Felton on Tuesday. (Nick Layman/WBOC)
A picture of Solstice, a beagle that went missing after a fire in Felton on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Chris Bruno) A picture of Solstice, a beagle that went missing after a fire in Felton on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Chris Bruno)

FELTON, Del. -- A fire Tuesday morning caused severe damage to a home in Felton and the occupants say they are searching for a pet that ran away while it burned.

The fire happened at a home along the 1500 block of Peach Basket Road. It wasn't immediately clear how the fire started, though Chris Bruno, one of the home's occupants, said it took the life of a cat and a dog.

Additionally, he said a beagle named "Solstice" ran from the home during the fire. He was described as being white and brown. Anyone who sees him can call (215) 815-2827 to report the dog's whereabouts.

"It's everything. I mean we had the loss of two pets due to the fire. But to bring him back would be a silver lining to the rest of the story," Bruno said.

Messages left seeking information on the fire from the Felton Volunteer Fire Department were not immediately returned Tuesday. A dispatch record listed on the website said firefighters responded to a call at the home about 6:30 a.m.

Bruno said the damage to the home was awful but is staying optimistic.

"Luckily we have somewhere to sort of go, but it's going to take a while to figure out what everything is and piece everything together," he said.

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