MEAD, Colo. (CBS4) – A homeowner, a dog, and several fish survived a house fire Friday afternoon.

Mountain View Fire Rescue credits the residence’s smoke alarms for alerting the homeowner and preventing injuries.

The fire started in the garage and spread into the attic, but firefighters had the fire out at 1:20 p.m., 35 minutes after it was first called in.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined by investigators.

Three people live at the home in the 100 block of Falcon Circle. The Red Cross is assisting them.

After putting the fire out, Mountain View firefighters helped collect tropical fish from a fish tank.

According to an MVFR spokesperson, the fish suffered no injuries in the ordeal.

  1. Mary Finelli says:

    Thanks to Mountain View Fire Rescue for their efforts and concern for all of the residents of this home, and to CBS Denver for reporting so prominently on the rescue and relocation of these fishes. As with all sentient beings, fishes suffer fear and pain and deserve our respect and compassion. Great public service, the rescue and the reporting. Thank you!

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