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Dog Found In Basement Of Fire-Damaged Home

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County firefighters found a barking dog in a basement after putting out a house fire in Fort Washington.

Firefighters were called to the two-story home in the 7900-block of Barrett Avenue East on Saturday night.

Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the roof of the home collapsed and it took firefighters more than 30 minutes to control the blaze, but once it was out, they could hear the bark of a dog.

The barks were traced to the basement and firefighters were able to free the Jack Russell terrier named Bishop. He was reunited with his owner, but two other dogs are still missing.

Investigators have determined that the fire was accidental and estimate damage at about $250,000

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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