Fire Kills 50 Dogs In Texas Home

DALLAS (June 24, 2014) More than 50 dogs that were living in a single-story home in Dallas died early Tuesday in a fire, officials said.

A total of more than 70 dogs were in the home when the fire started shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday, authorities say.

First responders used oxygen to revive many of the rescued dogs and animal control officers spent the morning rounding up the dogs that escaped on their own.

A married couple living at the home was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Dallas Animal Services manager Jody Jones says city ordinance dictates that no more than six dogs are allowed on a half-acre property.

As many as eight are allowed for a larger lot.

Authorities say the fire was caused by an electrical short in a window-mounted air-conditioning unit.