Tragic Fire at Texas Pet Resort Kills 75 Dogs, ‘It Is Extremely Heart-Wrenching,’ Fire Chief Says

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A tragic fire at a Texas pet-boarding facility has left 75 dogs dead.

The blaze at the Ponderosa Pet Resort, in the city of Georgetown, occurred late Saturday night, according to a press conference given the next day by Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan. By the time fire crews arrived, about four and a half minutes after receiving the 911 calls, the smoke had made it impossible for any rescues, he said.

“It was a quick response,” Sullivan said. “Unfortunately, they were met with conditions that are our worst possible scenario and that was heavy smoke and fire involvement.”

“This was not occupied by any humans but nonetheless it was by 75 pets and by no indication do I want to lead anyone to believe that that is any less tragic, it is extremely heart-wrenching for us as first responders,” he continued.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Ally Mauch