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Family of 4 escapes burning south side home

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis firefighter was slightly hurt and a family pet died after an early morning fire on the city’s south side Tuesday.

It happened in the 600 block of Parkway Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. The owner told firefighters he woke up to the sound of breaking glass and saw fire coming from the rear mud room.

He and his three family members escaped the home and were transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 25 minutes. They say one firefighter was slightly injured by debris in the eye.

Three dogs and two Guinea pigs were treated at the scene with oxygen. One dog died in the fire.

Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation. It caused $75,000 in damages to the home. Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

IFD says you can call 317-327-6093 to get a detector and to learn more.