Early video: House fire in Tampa, FL. Firefighters get Sniffles.

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Video from Tampa Fire Rescue (TampaFROfficial) from a house fire at 401¬†Janette Avenue on Friday afternoon. The second video below shows firefighters saving the family’s pet.


No people were inside, but a gerbil named Sniffles was rescued by a firefighter and given to the family.

This fire began when a teenage boy was cooking chicken and fries and the grease caught fire on the stove. The kitchen quickly filled with smoke, setting off the smoke detectors, and he could not extinguish the fire, fire officials said. 

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