Gloucester house fire kills 2 dogs, injures firefighter

“This fire was well advanced by the time firefighters arrived."

Gloucester firefighters were forced onto boats to fight an intense blaze at a home facing the Annisquam River Saturday that killed two dogs and injured a firefighter, officials said.

The firefighter was treated and released from the hospital, the Gloucester Fire Department said in a statement Saturday evening.

The family who owns the house at 498 Washington St. was not at home when the fires were reported at about 10:30 a.m.

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