Family dog dies in Westminster house fire

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - A family escaped a house fire early Wednesday morning in Westminster, but their dog was killed.

Firefighters called to the 10,400-block of King Circle at 2:14 a.m. said they found a split-level home with extensive fire and smoke coming from the rear of the house.

Firefighters put the fire out, but were unable to save the family's dog who was found in an upstairs bathroom.

Westminster Fire said there is extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the house.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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