Homeowner treated for smoke inhalation after rescuing pets from house fire

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BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A homeowner in Burke County had to be treated for smoke inhalation after rescuing his pets during a house fire Monday morning, according to first responders.

Firefighters told Eyewitness News they could see heavy smoke coming from the home in Connelly Springs around 8:30 a.m.

Paramedics said the homeowner ran back into the home to rescue three dogs but that he would be OK.

Firefighters believe the fire started underneath the mobile home but have not pinpointed a cause.