1 dog killed, 4 others rescued in north Phoenix house fire

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

One dog was killed, and four other dogs were rescued following a house fire early Friday morning in north Phoenix. 

At around 2:30 a.m., Phoenix firefighters were dispatched to the 2000 block of East Sharon Drive.

About 16-20 firefighters were on the scene to put out the fire.

"When we got here, the complete south side of the house was obviously well involved," said Cpt. Tyler Westfall of the Phoenix Fire Department

Flames and thick smoke were seen from neighbors nearby.

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Ronald Mcintyre, a neighbor, was eating nearby when he heard an explosion. 

"So I came out of my house and saw the house was on fire," he said. 

Westfall said the dogs were in the same area at the time of the fire.

"They were tough to find," he said.

"There were smaller dogs on the north side of the house. We had to put out quite of a fire before we push forward inside the house."

Four dogs were able to make it out alive. Unfortunately, another dog died as a result of the fire.

Homeowners believe the fire may have started in a generator.

At this time, Phoenix Fire is investigating the cause of the fire.

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