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UPDATE: Franklin Twp. Home Destroyed, Family Pets Lost

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A destructive fire in west county requires the work of dozens of fire fighters Thursday afternoon.
It was a fast-moving fire that's left one family without a place to call home.

It was a devastating loss for a family in Franklin township, they not only lost their home, but all their family pets as well.

The first calls came in just before noon Thursday for a fully-involved fire.
It happened at a home in the 7900 block of Old State Road, that's in Franklin township.
Several fire crews responded, about 40 fire fighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames.

The home is total loss.

Fortunately, nobody was home at the time. But unfortunately, several family pets were lost; 2 dogs, a cat, and 2 rabbits died in the fire.

Fire fighters from 6 area fire departments responded to help get the fire under control.
They were on the scene for several hours, and the windy conditions didn't help.

"It makes it tough," said Franklin Twp. Fire Chief Kevin Maston. "Fortunately that didn't hinder our operations too much, but it did get hard on the firemen," Chief Maston added.

Fire fighters from Franklin township, Edinboro, Cranesville, Fairview, Lakeshore, and McKean all assisted in Thursday's fire fight.

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