50 animals saved from Westport kennel fire
After firefighters extinguished the flames, they searched the building and determined that the three people on the second floor had jumped out of a window to safety.
WESTPORT, Conn. — Rescuers rescued 50 dogs and cats from a fire at a pet boarding house in Westport after three people escaped the flames by jumping from a second-story window, authorities said Thursday.
The fire was reported shortly before midnight Wednesday at a two-story building on Post Road East, Deputy Chief Jeff Gootman of the Westport Fire Department said in a news release.
Firefighters responded and found heavy fire on the second floor of the building, which housed a first-floor and basement pet boarding house and a second-floor apartment, Gootman said.
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After firefighters extinguished the flames, they searched the building and determined that the three people on the second floor had jumped out of a window to safety, Gootman said. None of the residents of the building required hospitalization.
Westport fire and police officers removed about 50 dogs and cats from the boarding school, Gootman said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation on Thursday.
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