About 100 animals die in Indiana pet store fire


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INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – An estimated 100 animals died from smoke inhalation in a fire in a pet story in Indiana on Monday night.

When Indianapolis firefighters arrived at what was originally sent as a fire alarm, they found thick smoke in Uncle Bill’s Pet Center.

As the blaze was brought under control in less than an hour, it was too late to save the animals, which included around 40 dogs, 25 parakeets, rabbits and others, officials said.

Several reptiles, fish, a guinea pig and an office cat survived. Live animals were removed and taken for evaluation by Uncle Bill’s vet.

The Indianapolis Fire Department said the cause of the blaze was under investigation.


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