Six Puppies Die In Harford County Shed Fire

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Credit: Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal

HARFORD COUNTY - Six puppies died in an accidental fire in Harford County on Sunday, according to officials.

Firefighters from the Bel Ait Volunteer Fire Company responded to reports of a shed fire around 3:00 p.m. near Harrington Road.

Thirty firefighters worked for ten minutes to control the blaze that had broken out in an 8x8 wood-framed shed. According to officials, the shed was housing six 8-week-old puppies.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the fire was caused by a heat lamp that had been placed in the shed to keep the puppies warm.

The fire caused ~$2,500 in damages, according to officials.

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