Four dogs died Sunday in a two-alarm house fire in Calvert County.
Fire crews were called to the 1200 block of Neptune Lane in Huntingtown during the overnight hours, where they found more than 100 dogs inside the burning home that served as a dog breeding place, according to reporters at the scene.
No one was injured in the blaze, but knowing that so many animals’ lives were at risk, fire crews had to act quickly.
“There was fire throughout the attic," said Huntingtwon Volunteer Fire Chief Jonathan Riffe, "but firefighters made entry and a quick knockdown on the fire in about five minutes.”
About 50 to 60 fire fighters helped pull 129 dogs from the home, but four of them couldn’t be rescued.
A woman at the home late Sunday morning declined to comment on the fire.
Of the dogs that were inside the home, some were Rottweiler’s, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas, said Riffe.