Puppies saved from house fire

Firefighters saved a litter of puppies from a house fire on the 1000 block of Kearney on Monday morning. | Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

IDAHO FALLS — A litter of puppies was saved from a house fire Monday morning.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department arrived at the home on the 1000 block of Kearney Street just before noon. Once inside, firefighters found a back bedroom in flames, IFFD spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said.

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

Firefighters kept the fire contained to the bedroom and found a litter of puppies inside. A firefighter carried the five puppies out in a laundry basket.

Everyone inside the home made it out safely, Hammon said.

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Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

This fire is the third in the last two days for the department, and the second house fire. Hammon said its been a long day for those on this shift.

Firefighters are working to determine what started the fire.

One of the puppies returned to their mother after a fire Monday morning. | Kerry Hammon, Idaho Falls Fire Department