A recreational vehicle on fire during a dog show at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa killed five Boxer dogs. Reports say investigators believe that the fire was an accident, but they are still pinning down the specific cause.Spokesperson Rob Herrin of the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue stated that on the afternoon of June 13, a fire at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa was reported. Reportedly, the American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show was set to open at the fairgrounds on June 14 and last through the weekend.
However, an article in Fox News states that at some point during the dog show, some bystanders reported seeing smoke coming from the vents of a certain recreational vehicle. Herrin stated that the bystanders attempted to get inside the vehicle. However, the flames and smoke hindered them from doing so.
Dogs Killed During Dog Show
According to Uber, after the firefighters have extinguished the flames and the smoke, the owners of the recreational vehicle reportedly told the investigators that five Boxer dogs had been inside. Unfortunately, officials stated that all five have been killed.
Nonetheless, the officials added that there were no humans injured during the fire. Investigators apparently believe that the fire was an accident. However, Herrin stated that they are still pinning down a specific cause of the incident.