100 animals die in a fireplace at a pet retailer in Indiana

(Gray ) – About 100 animals died from smoke inhalation in a fire at a pet store in .

Several fire departments responded to Uncle Bill’s Pet Center in Indianapolis after an alarm went off Monday night.

When the crews arrived, they saw thick black smoke coming from the building.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in an hour.

The Indianapolis Star reports that approximately 40 dogs, 25 parakeets and other animals were among those who perished in the smoke.

The newspaper also said crews rescued animals from the burning building and those who survived received a medical examination.

9:02 pm – An estimated 100 animals died as a result of smoke inhalation during a fire at Uncle Bill’s Pet Center 4829 W 38. Originally sent as an alarm, the building was heavily charged with thick black smoke upon arrival. The cause is being investigated. Under control in 1 hour pic.twitter.com/8kl4Msfdzw

– Indianapolis Fire Department @ (@IFD_NEWS) February 16, 2021

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