Dog, 3 cats killed in late night house fire on Sherwood Street

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Four family pets were killed in a late night house fire according to Baton Rouge Fire officials.

The fire happened just before 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the 5300 block of Sherwood Street. Investigators say the front of the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

One person was able to make it out of the home safely. One dog and three cats were trapped inside and did not survive.

Investigators believe the fire caused $50,000 in damage. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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