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METAIRIE, La. - On Friday morning, a pet pit bull was safe after being rescued from a burning Metairie apartment.

It happened around 10 a.m. at 5232 Quincy Avenue.

It took 18 firefighters to put the fire out, according to authorities.

Eyewitnesses on the scene said the pit bull was lucky and suffered no injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators believe it could have started on a mattress.

Photos and videos courtesy of eyewitnesses Lorraine Metzler and Loi Dang.

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