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Two dogs killed, two firefighters injured in fire on Indy's east side

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 17:29:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two dogs were killed and two others rescued from a fire on Indianapolis' east side early Saturday morning. 

Firefighters were called to the home on Sherman Drive just before 10 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing fire and heavy smoke coming from the home. 

Crews rescued four dogs from the home. Two of the dogs, Lilly and Boss Lady were revived by firefighters with Project Breathe O2 masks. Two other dogs did not survive. 

Neighbors told firefighters that the couple who lives in the home has a rescue dog program. 

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital to be checked out for heat related injuries. 

The fire caused roughly $60,000 in damage to the structure and displaced two families. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Indianapolis Fire Department.