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Salt Lake City home filled with live animals catches fire, crews investigate scene

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Eighteen animals were rescued from a Salt Lake City house fire, Saturday.

According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, on Feb. 20, crews were dispatched on reports for a basement fire near 452 north and 1400 west.

Upon arrival, fire personnel quickly doused the flames and rescued eighteen animals.

Officials say they were able to save 6 dogs, 1 large tortoise, 2 small tortoises, 3 cats, 1 parrot, 3 snakes, and 2 lizards.

Reports indicate one bird was lost.

Four residents are also now displaced.

There are no reported injuries as a result of the fire.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department is currently investigating the scene to further determine the cause.

ABC4 will update as more develops.

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