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Firefighters rescue dog from burning home in Vista

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VISTA (CNS) - Fire crews rescued a dog from a fire that caused about $50,000 in damage to a single-family home in Vista Sunday and displaced its residents, a fire official said.

Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the back side of the house on Phillips Street near Mullen Way shortly after it was reported at 3:27 p.m., Vista Fire Department Battalion Chief Ned Vander Pol said.

Fire crews were briefly pulled out due to a safety issue involving an electrical line, but San Diego Gas & Electric personnel arrived shortly after and removed the hazard so firefighters could extinguish the blaze, Vander Pol said.

Firefighters rescued a dog that was in a back bedroom.

A llama that was in the back yard was not injured, Vander Pol said.

The non-injury fire caused $20,000 in damage to the structure and another $30,000 in damage to its contents, Vander Pol said. The house was non-habitable, he said.

Personnel from Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside fire departments assisted in putting out the fire, the battalion chief said.

Investigators remained on scene early this evening working to determine what caused the fire, Vander Pol said.

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