COLORADO SPRINGS — Springs Fire responded to a structure fire at 4545 Melville Drive, near the intersection of Milton E Proby Parkway and S Powers Boulevard around 12:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
A community member had passed by the house and noticed a fire in the front yard of the home.
Damage to the home was severe as of the basement was damaged. Three dogs and a chinchilla died in the fire. Fire crews were able to save three other dogs and a turtle. Crew members are still searching for a missing cat.
Two parents and two children were displaced by the fire and will be receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.
The fire was under control just before 1 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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