Pet dies in Rockland fire

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ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) - A family pet died in a fire at a house on Melrose Circle in Rockland Monday afternoon.

Officials say firefighters responded to the scene around 1 O'clock.

Heavy fire was coming from the back of the house and the basement before extending to the second floor.

A quick knock down of the fire limited the extent of the damage.

Officials say other than the pet that died, no one was injured in the fire.

The Maine Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.