A pervading fire was ignited through Ponderosa Pet Resort and an estimated 75 dogs were killed in the establishment. The fatal incident transpired in Georgetown in Texas on Saturday. Two of the canines among the pooches killed in the fire were owned by police officials who passed away due to COVID-19 lately.According to the Texas pet-boarding company owner on Monday, he is devastated by the news and lamenting the deaths of the dogs.
A memorial outdoors of the facility’s fence has been made for the bereaved community.
The canines died due to smoke inhalation following the fire at around one hour before midnight in the city of an estimated 67,000 north of Austin, stated fire officials.
Phillip Paris, the owner remarked, “I am emotionally overwhelmed by the accidental fire on Saturday night at our business. Fifty-nine families are affected, and their best friends won’t be coming home. As a dog owner, I feel their heartbreak intensely.”
The establishment located east of Interstate 35 on North Austin Avenue is currently temporarily closed.
According to Fire Chief John Sullivan, firefighters came within five minutes and witnessed the worst probable happening with the presence of the large fire and thick smoke. Due to the smoke, rescues became impossible.
There were no persons who were killed off or wounded in the blaze, remarked Georgetown City officials in a statement.
Twenty-five firemen responded to the enormous fire.
According to the Georgetown Fire Department, the preliminary probing has provided officials no inclination that the root of the fire is due to criminal means. However, the query is ongoing.
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