UPDATE: 9 of 10 dogs saved from burning Riviera Beach home, 1 dies


Nine dogs were saved from a fire in Riviera Beach home Monday morning, according to city fire rescue officials.

Crews were called to a structure fire at an undisclosed address in Riviera Beach where smoke and flames were coming through the front door and window. Upon arrival, 10 dogs — six adult pit bulls and four puppies — were found trapped inside the residence and were taken out of the burning home. Fire Rescue Spokesman Dawayne Watson said one of the dogs died after they were all removed from the home.

The cause of the fire was not provided. Fire officials did not say if anyone was at the home at the time of the fire. Neighbors were the ones to notify firefighters that there were dogs inside the home.

In one photo posted on the Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Twitter account, firefighter Benjamin Campbell cradled a brown and white puppy in his arms outside of the fire.



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