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Firefighters in Avoca AR rescue 73 dogs in house fire



Little Rock, Arkansas — On Saturday, firefighters in Avoca Arkansas made a unique rescue in a fire where they rescued 73 dogs.

Assistant Chief Brian Ervin with the Avoca Fire Department says “Heavy smoke showing and also the homeowners were trying to get dogs out of the house.”

There were 149 dogs total, according to Lt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Fire Department.

“We also had a team of EMTs and paramedics from Rogers and they were helping with giving oxygen to the dogs,” Ervin said. “We do have respirators for dogs because the dogs did have smoke inhalation themselves.”

73 dogs survived the blaze, the Rogers Sheriff’s Department said.

A family of six occupied the home and was unharmed by the fire.

An investigation into the fire and why they had 149 dogs is underway.