On Wednesday morning, a grass fire which broke out along State Route 14. in Palmdale, California, killed several dogs and injured five people, reported CBS Los Angeles News. A total of five dogs perished when the blaze burned a building at a nearby rescue organization; other dogs are reported to be suffering from fire-related injuries.
KTLA 5 News reported that the dogs were held at Rescue Oasis, Inc., a kennel which takes in dogs from high-kill animal control agencies. Shortly after the fire broke out, a Facebook page issued a plea for help:
About an hour ago 10 a.m. 7/6/16 a fire erupted at Rescue Oasis Palmdale.. Many dogs have been lost in this fire and many more are being taken to PETS R US..PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONATE!! The office said they are in desperation!!! If you can PLEASE make any form of donation PLEASE call 661-272-1600.. Leashes and collars, crates, food are also needed.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
(Photo via Facebook)