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2 people dead, dog killed in Fort Collins fire

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Dec 31, 2023
and last updated 2024-01-02 19:53:58-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A structure fire in Fort Collins Saturday evening resulted in the death of two people and a dog, the Poudre Fire Authority said.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 4000 block of South Taft Hill Road around 6:50 p.m.

Large amounts of smoke emanating from the home greeted arriving firefighters as crews entered the home and rescued the two victims. The animal was found deceased.

Both residents were transported to the Medical Center of the Rockies. One victim was pronounced deceased on Sunday, and the second victim succumbing to their injuries on Tuesday. Their names have not been released.

After the rescue, crews began extinguishing the fire in the living room and kitchen. The fire was under control within minutes, Poudre Fire Authority said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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