Pets perish in Pet Shop fire in Cecil County, Maryland - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Pets perish in Pet Shop fire in Cecil County, Maryland

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Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that started inside Jon’s Exotic Pet Shop located on Queen Street in the town of Rising Sun in Maryland on Wednesday night.

The number of pets that died in the blaze is unknown at this time.

Cecil County Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within an hour.

The fire happened on the first floor of the pet shop with some smoke damage impacting businesses and residences nearby,

The American Red Cross is assisting six occupants who escaped their apartments without injury.

The estimated cost of damages is 750,000 dollars.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.



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