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Seven dogs die in north side house fire

NOW: Seven dogs die in north side house fire


Firefighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department rescued six dogs from a burning house on Milwaukee’s north side Tuesday night. Three of the dogs that were revived by first responders later died. Four other dogs in the home also died.

Five of the dogs in the home were being fostered. The three surviving dogs are being looked after by a friend.

According to MADACC, homeowners in Milwaukee can keep up to five dogs, but the ordinance is tough to enforce unless a neighbor complains.

The fire was reported around 9:50 PM in a one-and-a-half story home at N. 102nd Street and W Vera Avenue. Firefighters put the fire out within ten minutes but spent an additional amount of time looking through the home for the family’s pets. 

The four occupants of the home were able to escape the fire unassisted and were not injured. The Red Cross is assisting the residents of the home.

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