More than 50 dogs found after fire reported at NYC home

  • Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:29 a.m.
AP Photo/The Staten Island Advance, Bill Lyons
Firefighters respond to a blaze in a two story home in the Staten Island borough of New York Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, where 68 dogs were found on the property. Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected small-breed dogs as well as trash. The dozens of dogs at the residence were moved to a shelter where a medical team is evaluating them and caring for them.
AP Photo/The Staten Island Advance, Bill Lyons Firefighters respond to a blaze in a two story home in the Staten Island borough of New York Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, where 68 dogs were found on the property. Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected small-breed dogs as well as trash. The dozens of dogs at the residence were moved to a shelter where a medical team is evaluating them and caring for them.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty-eight dogs have been rescued from a blaze in a New York City home.

Fire officials said the fire in the two-story house in Staten Island was reported on Friday evening. It was extinguished in about a half hour.

No injuries were reported.

Officials said the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected small-breed dogs as well as trash. Some of the animals were kept in a yard next to the house.

Richard Gentles of Animal Care & Control of NYC said the dogs were removed to a shelter. He said a medical team is evaluating them and caring for them.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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