170 puppies rescued after Pembroke Pines fire, all survive

Pembroke Pines, Florida (TodayNews) – The Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Service’s quick response saved the lives of 170 puppies after a fire broke out in Forever Puppies.

The fire department received a call about a fire at a pet store located at 9803 Pines Blvd around 7 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, the crews found heavy smoke coming from the building. The sprinklers of the fire protection system have already extinguished the small fire, preventing further damage.

Today was literally the “dog day” of summer, after the fire broke out at Forever Love Puppies. Fortunately, the swift action of the Pembroke Pines Fire and Rescue Service and our staff ensured the safety of all puppies and staff. https://t.co/8IuSbozgry pic.twitter.com/uMtl71hKeP

— Pembroke Pines Police (@PPinesPD) July 18, 2023

Fire and rescue teams immediately assisted with ventilation to clear the building of smoke. Their focus then shifted to ensuring the safety and well-being of the puppies kept in the store.

Pembroke Pines fire and rescue crews carefully removed about 170 puppies from the building, moving them to a safe place in the parking lot. Temporary nurseries have been set up to provide a safe environment until business owners can arrange transportation to another facility.

Luckily, no animals were harmed during the incident and no hazards were left at the scene.

The cause and origin of the fire is currently being investigated, and authorities are working to determine the factors that led to the incident.

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