DENVER, N.C. -- Two dogs died, while another two dogs and four adults survived an early morning house fire in Denver.
Fire crews were called out to a home in the 6600 block of Pine Ridge Drive in Denver just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
An off-duty Charlotte firefighter was on scene and was able to alert the occupants of the home, who were all able to get out of the structure safely.
Four dogs were rescued from the fire, but authorities say two of the animals were severely injured and later succumbed to those injuries.
Officials say the fire has been determined to be accidental.
The American Red Cross is assisting those affected in the blaze.
East Lincoln and Pumpkin Center Fire Departments assisted the Denver Fire Department.