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Dog dies in Wilmington house fire

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A house fire in Wilmington this morning killed a family pet.

The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home on Hinton Ave. Crews had it out by about 9:30 a.m.

Investigators say the fire in the the two-story house began in the kitchen.

Smoke and heat damages were extensive throughout the structure, and damage estimates are $100,000 to the structure and $50,000 contents.

No people were home when the fire started, but there was a dog inside that died.

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