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Homeowner, 14 Dogs Escape North Highlands House Fire

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NORTH HIGHLANDS --

Metro Fire says they were able to rescue 14 dogs from a house fire off I Street early Thursday morning.

"Our first priority is for human safety. Once the resident was out, we were able to corral the dogs, including two that weren't doing well, so we gave them some oxygen," Battalion Chief Tony Peck said.

Tammy Murray, the home's owner, said her dogs range in age from 7 to 16.

Sacramento County's code enforcement website states that a residence may only have four full-grown cats or dogs, but Murray said the counties been to her home before but has allowed her to keep the dogs.

The fire was contained to the garage and Murray has been helped by the Red Cross.

As of mid-Thursday morning, fire investigators had not determined a cause.