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Woman hospitalized after trying to save her dogs from burning house

August 1, 2012 | 11:25 am

 A Sacramento-area woman was hospitalized after she ran into her burning house to try to save her two dogs, officials said.

Crews from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on Tuesday were called to the 2800 block of La Colina Way in Carmichael about 6:35 p.m. and found a garage engulfed in flames, the agency reported. The fire had also spread to the adjacent home.

Asst. Fire Chief Walt White told the Sacramento Bee that a man and woman were home when the fire started and the woman discovered the blaze when she opened a door from the house to the garage. The man ran to warn neighbors, Fox 40 reported, and the woman went inside the home to look for the animals.

Firefighters later found the dogs, which did not survive. The woman was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for examination, officials said.

"They were good little dogs," a neighbor told Fox 40.

The blaze caused "extensive damage" to the home, destroyed the garage and damaged a boat, the television station reported.

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