Fire At Duplex Under Control

Firefighters give oxygen to a kitten (Credit: CSFD)

A structure fire at a duplex on Colorado Springs' east side is now under control.

The two-alarm fire started around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of Potter Drive. CSFD says that fire alarms alerted the family, and all occupants in the duplex got out safely. One kitten needed oxygen after getting out.

One young girl feared that her dog was trapped inside.

"I was really scared...every time I saw a firefighter go to our backyard I would just stay, looking.

When they brought Desil [dog] out...and my dad told us how he survived we were all really happy," Courtney McAnear told 11 News.

The fire department says crews got the fire under control 19 minutes after arriving at the scene. Thirty-two firefighters and eight support personnel responded to the fire.

Our crew is working to get more information.

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