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.