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Dog dies in Schuylkill Co. house fire

Published On: Apr 01 2014 12:22:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2014 07:20:17 PM EDT

Dog dead after fire in Schuylkill County


A Schuylkill County family got safely out of its burning home early Tuesday, but the family dog did not.

The fire broke out around 5:45 a.m. at a home at 514 Old 209 Rd. in Newkirk, just outside Tamaqua.

Crews got the fire under control in around 30 minutes.


None of the family was injured, but a pet dog died in the blaze.

The Tuscarora Fire Company is investigating the fire.