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Woman, 2 dogs killed in Glendale house fire

Posted at 10:38 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 13:54:30-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A woman is dead after a fire sparked at a home Thursday evening.

Glendale firefighters were called to the home near 67th Avenue and Bethany Home around 9:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they found flames shooting from the back of the house and pushing out from the garage, according to fire officials.

Once they made their way into the home, they were faced with thick smoke and had low visibility.

While searching the home they found a woman in her 60s. She was taken outside and treated by emergency responders.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to officials with the Glendale Fire Department, a second person was located inside and taken out of the house. We're told that person did not need to be taken to a hospital. A third person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but also did not need to be taken to a hospital.

Two dogs were rescued from the home with one of them needing oxygen. We're told a short time later those two dogs were feeling well and running around.

Sadly, two other dogs died in the fire.

Fire investigators say the home had working smoke detectors and the cause of the fire remains unclear.

Authorities are working to contact the woman's family, who are said to be living out of town.