Texarkana, Texas 2021-09-19 11:33:58 –
Georgetown, Texas (KXAN) — A fire broke out at a pet resort in Williamson County on Saturday night, killing more than 70 animals.
A deadly fire broke out at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown around 11:05 pm on September 19, confirmed by Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan on Sunday.
Sullivan says they found significant fire and smoke when the crew arrived — animals are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. There were no humans inside during the fire.
“These animals are an extension of the family,” Sullivan said on Sunday. “So that’s a huge loss.”
Ponderosa offers training, grooming and boarding and was founded over 10 years ago by dog trainer and former Georgetown police officer Philip Paris.
Fatal fires at pet accommodations have previously occurred nationwide. Back in 2019, 31 dogs died in a Chicago kennel fireLeading Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signs law The required kennels are always staffed and equipped with sprinklers and fire alarms. Earlier this year Doghouse in Bardstown, KentuckyKilled about 50 dogs, except for one woman who gave birth to six puppies that died recently.
2017 Washington DC proceedings Around a pet owner who sued the boarding facility after a teacup Yorkie was killed by another dog inside. The dog owner claimed that the facility was negligent. The business denied allegations of negligence, but called death an “abnormal accident.”
The GFD states that it is too early to determine the cause of the fire, but the crew has established its origin.
KXAN will update with more information as this story becomes available.
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