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Dog survives deadly Grove City fire

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GROVE CITY, Pa. - As it turns out, there is one survivor of Monday's house fire that killed two people in Grove City.

A small dog was discovered in the ruins of the McConnell Street home, four days after investigators found the bodies of 28-year-old Brandon Fortuna and his 43-year-old sister Kirsten Fellows.

Neighbors alerted police when they heard noises coming from the home on Thursday.
 
A search of the house uncovered a backpack containing a Chihuahua.

Sandy Drabick of the Mercer County Humane Society says the dog belonged to Fellows and is in good condition.

The dog's name is Sissy and has been turned over to Fellow's fiance`.
  
"It's like a piece of her was coming back to me. Because Kirsten was so close to her. You know, she loved that dog with all her heart. You know everywhere she went ... You know she was with her and you know everywhere. And to get her back was just like an angel almost," says Fellows' fiance`Richard McDowell.

Investigators originally believed that the dog perished in the fire.

The Mercer County Coroner is still working to find out what caused the deaths of Fortuna and Fellows.

The State Fire Marshal has yet to determine the cause of the fire. 

 

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