Firefighters with Tampa Fire Rescue were summoned to a house fire Monday afternoon and were told that five dogs were inside.
As they battled the fire, the found four of the dogs. “Firefighters performed life-saving measures including administering oxygen with pet oxygen masks,” the fire department said in a news release.
Three of the dogs died from smoke inhalation. One was saved and was taken by a Tampa police officer to a local veterinarian for treatment. A fifth dog had not yet been found.
The fire occurred about 3 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Gray Street. Firefighters said the blaze was brought under control within about 45 minutes.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.