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Two dogs die in Janesville house fire

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Steve Benton
September 16, 2010

An electrical malfunction near a radio is blamed for a house fire in Janesville.


Firefighters responded to 1402 Johnson Street around 6:40 Wednesday night and found smoke coming from the windows of the ranch style house.


The fire was located in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished. Damage is estimated at $40,000, but confined mainly to the kitchen area.


Two dogs died in the fire and one was rescued from the basement. The owner told firefighters that he left a radio on in the kitchen to keep the dogs company.



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