COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – A house caught on fire in Commerce City before daybreak on Monday and firefighters were able to rescue a pet from the burning home.

The house is located near the intersection of 56th Avenue and Monaco Street.

Copter4 image of the fire (credit: CBS)

Flames were shooting from the home at approximately 6:30 a.m., but fire crews attacked the fire and doused the flames fairly quickly. Crews stayed on scene to extinguish hot spots.

(credit: CBS)

No one was hurt and the entire family, as well as pets, escaped the fire… except one. Lt. Ottaway rescued the final pet still in the home during the fire: a guinea pig!

(credit: CBS)

He was rescued and reunited with his family.

There’s no word yet on how the fire started.


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