Firefighters save family pet during Leland house fire

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Firefigher saves pet in home fire on May 19, 2020. (Photo: Leland Fire Rescue)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters saved a family pet during a morning house, according to Leland Fire Rescue.

Crews were able to put out the fire while rescuing the animal.

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Firefigher saves pet in home fire on May 19, 2020. (Photo: Leland Fire Rescue)

The department says the resident had re-entered the home and was transported for medical evaluation for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters say the pet will be fine and was given to the spouse who was not home.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Navassa Fire, Northwest Fire, and Brunswick County EMS also responded to the fire.