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One Dog, 20 Birds And 100 Fish Die In Koreatown Pet Store Fire
A fire broke out in a Koreatown pet store on Saturday morning, and unfortunately many animals could not be saved from the smoke.
The fire was reported at 8:20 a.m. in Western Pets at the intersection of 6th Street and Western Avenue, and it took 41 firefighters just 36 minutes to put it out. The apartments and residents above the store in the three-story building were unharmed, but unfortunately the fire department tweeted that the same could not be said of many animals in the store:
*UPDATE: 3923 W 6TH ST* Fire confined to pet store. Sadly, approximately 20 birds, 100 fish, and 1 dog perished in this smoke charged store— LAFD (@LAFD) January 17, 2015
NBC 4 reports that animals were still being taken out of the store even after the fire was extinguished and that animal control was asked to help shelter the surviving animals.