Dogs die in Pearl River house fire

Dogs die in Pearl River house fire
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Several dogs died in a house fire in Pearl River Thursday, according to the St. Tammany Fire Protestion District No. 11.

Firefighters responded to the fire in the 65000 block of Highway 41 Spur.

When they arrived on scene, they found the home heavily involved with fire.

According to the report, as firefighters battled the fire the structure began to become unstable. It was eventually placed under control and completely extinguished.

Two elderly occupants were able to escape the home, but several dogs did not survive, according to the report.

No firefighters were injured in the fire.

The American Red Cross was requested to the scene to support the needs of the couple.

Residential Structure Fire Pearl River, LA Just around 10:30pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 units from St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 11 responded to the 65000 block of Hwy 41 Spur on a residential structure fire. Once on scene, units reported the home to be heavily involved with fire. The fire attack was initiated and additional support was requested from St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 and St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District #7. The fire was knocked down but the structure began to become unstable so considerations were made to keep firefighters safe. The fire was eventually placed under control and completely extinguished. We are pleased to report that the two elderly occupants were able eacape safely with no injuries. Unfortunately, we are told that several dogs did not survive the fire. The American Red Cross was requested to the scene to offer support for the immediate needs of the occupants. No firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Additional videos are available in the comments.

Posted by St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 11 on Friday, January 11, 2019

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