UPDATE: Family dog revived after fire in Sidney duplex; firefighter injured

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Fire in duplex near downtown Sidney under investigation, chief says

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UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m. (Oct. 9): A family dog firefighters found in the duplex on South Miami Avenue damaged by fire Monday night is fine, but one firefighter was injured and the Red Cross is helping the five displaced residents, Sidney fire officials said Tuesday.

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Firefighters found the dog on the first floor of the two-story residence in the 300 block as they were overhauling the structure to make sure the fire had been extinguished. The overhaul was needed because the construction features of the older style home allowed flames to get into the walls and attic.

Firefighters gave the dog oxygen and have returned it to the family.

Four people live on the first floor, one on the second.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury, Sidney fire officials said.

Meantime, the investigation continues into the cause and origin of the fire.

UPDATE @ 8:16 p.m. (Oct. 8):

The cause and origin of the fire that broke out in a duplex on South Miami Avenue, near downtown Sidney, remain under investigation, Sidney Fire Chief Brad Jones said.

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No one was in the residence and none of the firefighters was injured in the fire, which was contained to the first floor of the two-story structure in the 300 block, the chief said. Arriving crews found heavy flames in the rear of the structure, he said.

Chief Jones said it's too early to estimate the dollar loss to the structure or contents.

Fire crews from Anna, Lockington and Port Jefferson assisted Sidney fire crews.

INITIAL REPORT (Oct. 8)

Crews are on scene of a structure fire reported in the 300 block of South Miami Avenue near downtown Sidney.

We have not heard reports of any injuries from the fire, which was reported sometime after 7 p.m.

We're working to learn more. We will update this developing report as we learn details.

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