GOLDEN, Colo. – The fire chief says crews could see flames engulfing a house even as they left the fire station on the emergency call early Friday.

When Pleasant View firefighters arrived at 1551 Salvia Court in Golden at about 12:30 a.m., it was too late to save the home. No one was in the house because it was undergoing renovation. But crews had heard there were more than a dozen puppies in the basement.

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