Over Twenty dogs have been killed following a fire which broke out at the home of a private breeder in Graingers Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire. The fire, which was attended by eighteen firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, resulted in more than twenty Staffordshire bull terriers being killed.
The dogs were in cages and the fire consumed the property which was of wooden construction on Saturday evening (20th September) while the owners were out.
A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said, “the fire was so developed that nothing could be done to save the dogs by the time the owners returned and discovered the fire. He said they had no reason to suspect an arson attack. The devastation caused to the house was so severe that there was nothing left of it whatsoever. The owners took ‘great pride’ in the dogs and they lived in the property with them.
Firefighters had managed to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties.
This incident comes just a week after a fire at a Manchester Dogs’ Home which resulted in the deaths of at least 50 dogs. More than £1.2 million has been donated by well-wishers within 48 hours after the suspected arson attack on 11 September. A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze has since been released on bail.