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Owner Passes Out After Going Into Burning House to Save Dogs

The man was at a neighbor’s place when he learned that his home was on fire

A Vermont man lost consciousness after attempting to rescue his three dogs from a fire Thursday morning.

Douglas Rounsevelle was at a neighbor’s place when he learned that his home, located along Conway Court in Coventry, Vermont, was on fire, according to state police.

Rounsevelle tried to enter the home to save his dogs, but lost consciousness. He was soon rescued by Newport firefighters.

He was transported to North Country Hospital and released soon after.

The fire caused about $100,000 in damage and remains under investigation. Officials said it does not appear suspicious.

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