JUST IN: Eight dogs, cats rescued from Wellington-area house fire


Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews rescued four dogs and four cats this morning caught from a house fire south of Wellington, authorities said.

Crews responded to the fire shortly before 10 a.m. on the 100 block of Akron Road just east of Florida’s Turnpike and saw smoke coming from the home where eight of the family’s pets were.

Some of the animals bit firefighters during the rescue. Those firefighters were treated for their injuries.

The fire was extinguished shortly before 11 a.m.

It was unclear what caused the fire or whether anyone was injured.



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