Puppies Die in Niagara County House Fire

Heavy smoke kept firefighters from getting to animals in the basement

Tom Puckett
March 18, 2019 - 1:29 pm
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Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) Four puppies perished in a fire in Niagara County Monday morning.

Around 7:45am, Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies say they received a 911 call from a resident of 487 103rd Street reporting heavy smoke coming from the basement. Further information indicated that four puppies were reportedly still in the basement at the time of the call.

Upon arrival patrol and fire personnel, the residence was evacuated. Two people, along with several dogs escaped the smoke filled residence. Four puppies, however, approximately two weeks old, were unable to be rescued due to the heavy smoke and were found deceased in the basement.

Multiple Volunteer Fire Companies, along with EMS personnel responded to assist with the fire. The occupants of the residence were treated and released at the scene. National Grid responded to shut off power to the residence. Niagara County Fire Investigators responded to determine origin and cause. The estimated property damage is unknown at this time. Notification was made to the American Red Cross to assist in providing care for the occupants of the household. Investigation is continuing at this time.

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