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Tallahassee House Fire

9:27 p.m. UPDATE

A fire engulfs a home on the North West side of Tallahassee---forcing the residents of the house to seek shelter elsewhere Thursday night.

The house fire, located at 5621 Mossy Top Way in Lakewood Village was called in just before 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Neighbors say the daughter of the family was in her room when the fire was fully involved, but was able to run out the front door unharmed.

Unfortunately the family lost one of their dogs in the blaze while another is still missing.

However the home is a complete loss.

The blaze was so hot it melted the siding off the neighboring houses.

One of the next door neighbors, Natalie Simpson, says she thought it was her home that was on fire when she pulled onto her street this afternoon.

Her homes' siding was melted off and the fire caused severe damage to her air conditioning unit.

The Red Cross has put the Simpson family up in a hotel, until they can get the heat working again.

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4:30 UPDATE

TFD confirmed that there was a 17 year old teenager home at the time of the fire. She was able to get out of the house safely.

However, the owner's dogs died in the fire.

The Fire Marshal's Office is on their way to the scene.
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Smoldering, charred remains are all that's left of the house located at
5621 mossy top road in Lakewood Village

The Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Sheriff's Officers were called to the scene in an attempt to stop the flames from spreading but it was too late.

The blaze was so hot it melted the siding off the neighboring houses.

Officials say there was a teen inside of the home at the time of the fire but no injuries have been reported.

The cause is still unknown.

The State Fire Marshal is on the way to the scene.


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