Ten dogs died in a fire that destroyed the home at 367 Griffin St. in South Windsor Sunday night, according to emergency and fire crews.
Fire officials said 10 dogs were in a bedroom when the fire started. The resident, who was not home when the fire started, breeds dogs, officials said. Animal control officials said the dogs were various breeds and ages.
A neighbor called 911 at 7:40 p.m. and reported flames through the roof.
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By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, four minutes later, fire was showing through the roof and the back of the building and a second alarm was struck. Fire officials said a rescue mission into the home was too dangerous.
“We did not go in based on the conditions of the building,” South Windsor Fire Deputy Chief Scott Fine said.
No injuries to any firefighters have been reported.
Officials said the fire was under control by 8:10 p.m., but firefighters remained at the scene for several hours.
The cause is under investigation.