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By Lookout Staff

January 9, 2018 -- Firefighters rescued two small dogs from a blaze that broke out in the kitchen of a two-story apartment building in Santa Monica early Monday morning.

There were no injuries to the dogs, civilians or first responders, according to the Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 6:53 a.m. at 1435 26th Street, said Capt. Patrick Nulty, the Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters arrived 5 minutes and 3 seconds after the emergency call for service to find an active kitchen fire in one of the units in the two-story residence, Nulty said.

"Firefighters forced entry into the unit an aggressively fought back the flames, preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent units," he said.

"During the search of the smoke filled apartment, Firefighters discovered two small dogs and brought them outside to safety."

The occupant of the apartment was not home when the fire broke out, Nulty said.

It took 23 SMFD Firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the blaze, "limiting most of the fire damage to one apartment unit," he said.

A neighbor took custody of the dogs until the owner could return home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the SMFD.


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