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East Hollywood -- Two animals were killed and several more were injured in a fire early this evening.
The fire was reported just before 6:20 p.m. in a row of commercial buildings in the 800 block of Virgil Avenue, near Los Angeles City College, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The LAFD identified the location as a pet-related business.
Firefighters, who extinguished the blaze in about 20 minutes, rescued 14 dogs and cats from inside the building.
However, two of the rescued cats died at the scene, while the remaining animals were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation before they were taken into the custody of the Los Angeles Animal Services, Humphrey said.
No other injuries were reported in the fire.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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What? No name of the business or address? And identifying the location on Virgil as "near LACC," not as Virgil Village?
You might as well have published: Fire somewhere in Los Angeles, west of the ocean.
I have to guess, with that number of animals, it is either a vet or an animal boarding place -- or it was some cat lady, who liked dogs too.
Should I even get into commenting about no idea of size of this fire, no idea of cause?
Citizen reported it in real-time yesterday, and it was named as PetJoy. And it had better not have been some homeless encampment situation. So tragic and beyond awful.
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