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[Update] Family, Dog Safe After Fire in Lawrence Avenue Home

A mother and two kids were displaced.

An Avon woman and her two kids made it out safely after a kitchen fire at 40 Lawrence Ave. Wednesday night, according to Avon Fire Chief Michael Trick. 

The mother and the kids were home at the time of the fire and "evacuated themselves" before the arrived around 11 p.m., he said.

"It was a quick knockdown by my forces," Trick said. "They did an exceptional job."

One of the firefighters rescued the family's pug, found in one of the children's rooms.

"The dog is fine. Everybody is fine," Trick said.

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The fire caused minimal damage to the structure of the house and minor smoke damage lingered.

"We kept [the fire] confined to the kitchen," Trick said.

The family will stay with relatives for a few days in the meantime.

The Avon Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating the cause of the fire.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 12:31 a.m.

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