Nine animals are dead after a fire broke out at the home of a dog trainer on Tuesday night.
Crews were called to a residence on Fulwell Street near Westminster Avenue in Burnaby just before 8 p.m.
Two people suffered smoke inhalation while trying to rescue the animals inside.
Crews say seven dogs and two cats were killed in the fire and another dog is being treated by a veterinarian.
“We actually have a couple of pet masks on our command truck that were donated about a year ago and we pulled those out but with that many dogs we used all the oxygen masks we could get a hold of,” Burnaby Fire Asst. Chief Erik Vogel said. “All the trucks pulled their oxygen masks. Everybody was trying CPR and oxygen on the dogs. It was a pretty surreal scene.”
So far, there’s no word on what started the fire.