House Fire That Killed Two Dogs Was Accidental [SLIDE SHOW]

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By: Julie Montanaro
February 22, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A spokeswoman with the state Fire Marshal's Office says the fire on Tyndall Drive Thursday has been ruled an accident.

Deborah Jamison says the fire started on the back porch and did $60,000 worth of damage.

Jamison says the explosions that neighbors heard were aerosol cans exploding in the fire.

Tallahassee Fire Department Release

Tallahassee, FL - At around 1:00 p.m., units from the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a single story house fire in the 1800 Block of Tyndall Drive. Firefighters reported heavy fire on arrival and worked for 10 minutes to put out the blaze.

A thorough search of the home turned up two dogs that died from smoke inhalation. The three residents of the home were roommates and not home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported at the scene. Damages from the fire are estimated at $90,000.

The Tallahassee Fire Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the State Fire Marshal's Office are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The Tallahassee Police Department and City of Tallahassee Utilities Department assisted TFD at the scene.

Tallahassee, FL - TPD, TFD, and EMS are on scene. WCTV spoke with someone who lives in the home, and will bring you more tonight on Eyewitness News.

Tallahassee, FL - About one-third of the home has been destroyed. A Terrier and a German Shepherd were killed. It's unclear if anyone was home at the time of the incident. The cause is still under investigation.

Tallahassee, FL - A neighbor reports that around around 1 pm he heard an explosion that sounded like a gunshot going off. He reports watching smoke and flame go into the air.

The neighbors called 911, but they're not sure if anyone's injured.

TPD and TFD are both on scene. Tyndall and Atkamire Drive are both blocked off.

Tallahassee, FL - A fire has been reported in the area of Tyndall and Atkamire Drive.

Atkamire Drive is blocked off with police tape at this time.

TPD, FSU Police, and TFD are on scene.

A lot of smoke has been reported coming from the woods in the area.

WCTV has reporters on scene and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available

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