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5-year-old boy, 62-year-old man and 9 dogs killed in Florida house fire

Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 10:53:36-05

DADE CITY, Fla. — (WFLA/CNN) -- A 5-year-old boy and a 62-year-old man were killed in a house fire Friday night in Florida.

Nine dogs were also killed in Friday night's fire in Pasco County.

A 3-year-old girl who was also in the house is in critical condition.

Neighbors say Donald Maeir lived in his home for more than 20 years and that he lived there with his teen son, his daughter and her two children.

"Just coming out here was a lot of anxiety, a lot of emotion. Just in general because I know there are kids in the house you know? Don, like my dad said, has always been helpful friendly, always even to all of us growing up."

Investigators are trying to determine what started the fire.

Courtesy WFLA via CNN Newsource