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Family dog rescued from burning house

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Lewisville Fire Department Division Chief Mark Richards (pictured) carries out Amber, a black Lab, from a burning home in Flower Mound on Friday afternoon.

The four-alarm fire broke out around noon in the 3000 block of High Point Dr. in west Flower Mound.

Flower Mound Fire Chief Eric Metzger said that when firefighters arrived, the roof had already caved in.

No one was home at the time of the blaze, but firefighters learned that two dogs were in the house and were able to save one of them.

“The dog endured several hours of hostile conditions,” said Metzger.¬† “When the crews finally entered the house they discovered the pet in a downstairs bathroom.”

Fire units from Grapevine, Lewisville, Coppell, Double Oak and Highland Village assisted with battling the blaze that destroyed the nearly 4,000 square-foot house.

One firefighter was treated for heat related illness, Metzger said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

See more photos of the fire here.

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