Dog killed in Daytona Beach Shores house fire

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A Daytona Beach Shores family is homeless after their house caught fire Thursday afternoon. Not only that, one of their three dogs named Lexi, never made it out alive.

"They did try to CPR and they tried oxygen therapy. The dog was overtaken by the smoke," said Sgt. Mike Fowler.

Firefighters said one dog already escaped and they managed to save the second one.

"It's not something that we're not necessarily trained to do, but we're compassionate human beings also and we're going to make every effort we can," said Fowler.

Firefighters rushed to the home on Liberty Street around 12:30 p.m. and quickly contained the fire that they said started in the empty kitchen.

"No one was in the house when the fire started, they left for about an hour, they returned and found the house full of smoke," said Fowler.

The state fire marshal ruled the fire as accidental.

The family is staying in a hotel because the house is unlivable due to smoke damage.

About the Author: