Five dogs die in Huntsville house fire

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Officials confirm five dogs died Friday afternoon in Huntsville during a house fire.

Emergency crews responded to the blaze on Edgemont Circle just before noon.

Crews treated three puppies for smoke inhalation. The puppies were estimated to be a few weeks old, but family members say the puppies were born the day before the fire.

While crews were fighting the flames, the mother of the puppies, Coco went missing. She was later located and reunited with her babies. Firefighters named the puppies Blaze, Torch, and Ash.

According to officials, the pups were checked out by a veterinarian and are doing much better.

WHNT has reached out to the Huntsville Fire Department to find out the condition of the home and if they have determined the fire's cause,  but our calls have yet to be returned.

Family members say that the homeowner, Allen Rounds, and his wife lost a lot in the fire, including their medication. They have set up a donation fund at local Redstone Federal Credit Unions under the name "Allen Rounds Donation Fund" if you would like to help.

Rounds' niece, Amber Rounds says the family had originally planned to give the puppies up for adoption after they were ready, but after losing their other animals they plan to keep all three.

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