Fire crews respond to house fire in Colleton Co, 14 dogs dead

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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Fire Department responded to a house fire in North Colleton that left 14 dogs dead.

On Sunday, fire crews responded to 982 Treu Street at approximately 10:40 a.m., according to Fire Chief Barry McCoy.

Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes, McCoy said. The building suffered substantial damage.

Firefighters recovered 7 deceased puppies and 7 deceased adult canines from the building. The building suffered substantial damage.

The fire appears to have started from a heat lamp on the front porch which was used to keep the dogs warm, McCoy said.

None of the residents of the home were injured.

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The Colleton County Fire Department responded to a fire in North Colleton Sunday that left 14 dogs dead. (Source: CCFD)
The Colleton County Fire Department responded to a fire in North Colleton Sunday that left 14 dogs dead. (Source: CCFD) ((Source: CCFD))