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Getz Road home damaged by fire; pet missing

A fire that started in the walkout basement of a northwest-side home left heavy damage Monday morning, according to Fort Wayne firefighters.

Firefighters were called to 2230 Getz Road about 3:45 a.m. and found a male occupant outside the single-story house. He told firefighters he had left the house when awakened to the smell of smoke.

The fire extended from the basement to the upper level through a hole that was burnt in the floor, firefighters said. The fire was brought under control about 4:15 a.m.

There were no injuries, but a family pet remains unaccounted for.

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