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Firefighters rescue four dogs from Groton house fire

January 11, 2019

Groton — Firefighters rescued four dogs from a house fire on Lestertown Road on Friday afternoon.

Several fire departments responded to the blaze at 351 Lestertown Road after about 1:15 p.m., with heavy winds and the narrowness and steepness of the street presenting challenges for firefighters, Groton City Fire Department Chief Robert Tompkins said.

Tompkins said firefighters knocked down the main fire after about 30 minutes. The home was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Tompkins said.

Tompkins said firefighters used first aid kits specifically designed for animals to assist with the dogs, which he said were in healthy condition.

As of 3 p.m., portions of Lestertown Road and Military Highway remained closed.

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