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Saturday February 9th, 2013

Posted at 11:15pm

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Windsor firefighters have rescued two dogs and several snakes from a house that caught fire on Carissa Avenue in the east end.

Fire broke out around 10:30pm Saturday evening and arriving crews found heavy smoke in the house’s basement.

Firefighters rescued two dogs in a cage in the house and discovered several snakes on the second floor of the home.

The Windsor-Essex Humane Society has been called to assist with the pets.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire and Windsor Fire & Rescue officials say no injuries are reported.

Fire officials report that the cause cannot be determined. Damage estimate is $110,000.

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