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INDIANAPOLIS (February 25, 2016) – A couple and their fourteen animals are displaced from their home after an early morning fire destroyed the front porch Thursday.

The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a call for help shortly before 2 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Vermont Street.

When they arrived on scene, firefighters found an active fire burning on the front porch of the home. The residents told crews on scene that they saw the light on the porch flicker before catching fire.

The couple says they made unsuccessful attempts to put the fire out on their own with flour, a fire extinguisher and the neighbor’s hose before calling for help. At this point, the cause of the fire has been ruled an accidental electrical issue.

Fire officials say nine rescue dogs are accounted for an uninjured, but one white dog named Snoopy has not been found. Also, two of the couple’s cats are accounted for, while two others are missing. Fire crews believe the three animals ran off after being evacuated from the house by the couple.

The fire department believes the fire caused roughly $30 thousand in samage, but there were no injrueis reported.

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