Dogs killed in Blount County house fire

ROCKFORD, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One man is recovering tonight after trying to save five pets killed in a house fire. Firefighters say the home is a total loss.

Blount County firefighters say the fire broke out around 2:30 Saturday afternoon on Martin Mill Pike.

They say no one was home at the time but a neighbor, whose grandparents live in the home, tried to save some dogs from the flames.

The man,who has not been identified, was treated for minor injuries and released from a Blount Memorial Hospital.

The Blount County Sheriff's Department is investigating, but doesn't see anything suspicious about the blaze.


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