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One dog dies in Orchard Ave. house fire on Sunday

A house fire on Orchard Ave. near 29 rd. in Grand Junction, it happened around 4 a.m. this...
A house fire on Orchard Ave. near 29 rd. in Grand Junction, it happened around 4 a.m. this morning.(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Nov. 29, 2020 at 4:48 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A family has been displaced after their house sustained significant damage from a fire. It happened on Orchard Avenue and 20 Road. The family who was able to escape are well known to many pet owners in the valley... and now they could use your help in getting back on their feet.

The owner of Ruff Around the Edges and his daughter were in the house when the fire started. They said the fire started around 3:30 in the morning. Brianna Pischer is the daughter of Lance Ferguson and she was the one to first discover the fire. She also was the one to wake her father up and alert him to the fire.

The fire was so bad that Ferguson was only able to see his daughter through the flames and had to yell to communicate with her. After Ferguson woke up he worked to get his dogs out of the burning house. Among the panic of getting his dogs out, Ferguson turned around to discover one of the dogs was hiding. Ferguson went back for the dog. By that time the smoke was so thick that he couldn’t see or breath. He found the dog and got both of them out. Breanna also helped to get the dogs out.

The fire started in a wall near the kitchen. One of their dogs and Breanna’s bunny didn’t make it out. The family is going through the house to try to find anything they can salvage. There is a fundraiser on Facebook for the family. The link to donate is https://www.facebook.com/donate/219747043059343/

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