- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Firefighters were able to save a 3-year-old girl and her dog when an early-morning fire damaged the family’s Salt Lake City home.

Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says the blaze started at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

He says crews arrived to heavy smoke and fire. Two adults and a 6-year-old girl were already outside.

Firefighters and a police officer were able to rescue the 3-year-old girl, who was still in the home. Asay says she was taken to the hospital to be treated for some burns and smoke inhalation.

Crews also found a dog in the house. Firefighters gave the animal oxygen until Salt Lake County Animal Services took temporary custody of the dog.

The Utah Red Cross is helping the family with food, clothing and shelter.

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