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Father and son escape burning home

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OKLAHOMA CITY–  Two local residents are lucky to be alive after their house  catches fire.

Unfortunately, the family pets were not so lucky.

Fire crews responded just after 12 p.m. on Saturday to smoke and heavy flames coming from the rear of a home in the 3900 block of S.W. 26th St.

The homeowner and his son made it out safely but then went back inside to try and rescue their three dogs.

Sadly, they were not able to get their pets out.

Both men were taken to an area hospital as a precaution, but are expected to be okay.

Firefighters say the house is nearly a total loss.

Batt. Chief Chris Jackson with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said, “There is pretty significant damage, about 80% of the house is destroyed. Most of it’s in the back area of the house.”

Crews are still investigating how the fire ignited but initial reports show it may have started in the air conditioning unit.