68 Animals Found at Staten Island Home After Fire

Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected animals as well as trash

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013  |  Updated 4:41 PM EDT
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68 Animals Found at Staten Island Home After Fire

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Rescuers found 68 animals, including 30 dogs (not those pictured above), at the Staten Island house.

Sixty-eight animals, including 30 dogs, were rescued from a blaze in a Staten Island home.
 
Fire officials say the fire in the two-story house was reported on Friday evening. It was extinguished in about a half hour.

  No injuries were reported.
 
Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected animals as well as trash. Some of the animals were kept in a yard next to the house.
 
Besides the dogs, it's not clear what kind of animals the rest were.
 
Animal Care and Control officers removed them to a shelter, according to the Fire Department.
 
Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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