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Update: Fire at Oregon City home started 'intentionally'

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OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -

Fire investigators said that a fire that took a dog's life in a home off of Highway 213 in Oregon City was set on purpose.

"We woke up and the house was on fire," resident Cassie Wynn said.

Specific details as to just how it was started were not available.

Additionally, a male resident was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation and an injured limb, according to a spokesman with Clackamas County Fire.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 20100 block of South Highway 213 shortly after midnight. They arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames coming from the open front door.

Family members managed to escape, including a black poodle named Princess, who was given oxygen by fire fighters at the scene. However, the second family dog perished in the fire.

"When the fire people got here, I couldn't find her and they went in and they grabbed her, and luckily brought her back to life," Wynn said. "We did lose her sister though."

A fire spokesman said the man who was injured ran back inside in an attempt to save the second dog. The man's condition was unknown, but his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Firefighters managed to knock down the flames in about 20 minutes. At one point, a burnt mattress could be seen being pushed out of one of the windows.

A fire spokesman said the fire did about $80,000 worth of damage. Though there was extensive damage, the dwelling was not totally destroyed and should be habitable again with repairs.

Wynn said she's just grateful for what could be saved.

"We're just happy to be alive, and have our puppy," she said.

The spokesman said there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

Oregon State Police and Clackamas Fire investigators expect to have more answers about how the fire started by Monday.

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