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Dog Rescued, Owner Killed in Shady Hills Fatal House Fire

By SCOTT LAPRADE, Senior Correspondent | March 10, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 031021100

Shady Hills, FL - On March 10th, a call came in reporting a structure fire at 17852 Normandeau Street. Pasco County E 20 was the first to arrive and had smoke showing from the dwelling.

Firefighters gained entry to the dwelling and immediately found a dog, which they brought outside. After giving CPR and O2, the dog was successfully resuscitated. Other firefighters continued searching the dwelling, where they found a male victim inside. They were able to get the male outside where they quickly began life-saving measures, but the victim was unresponsive and not viable.

Firefighters made a final sweep and were able to knock the fire down a short time later. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

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