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Dozens of dogs rescued from kennel fire

50-55 dogs saved from kennel
50-55 dogs saved from kennel
Screen shot via WCVB News

According to Friday's WCVB News, a fire broke out at a dog kennel in Marshfield, Mass., on Friday morning.

The fire broke out at Elja Kennels which is located at 182 Clay Pit Road; disaster was averted when an estimated 50-55 dogs were safely removed from the structure before the flames reached it.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but the dogs were all reported to be okay.

Marshfield Deputy Chief William Hocking stated:

We got a call for a working building fire in a residential home that's also a kennel. All the animals were OK. Fifty to 55 animals in there were rescued prior to any fire getting to their side of the building,"

Elja Kennels issued a statement via Facebook after the fire:

We would like to thank everyone for their concerns and prayers. most importantly we'd like to thank the Marshfield and surrounding towns fire departments for their hard work controlling and putting out the fire fast. We would also like to thank the Animal Control staff and young men doing community service next door at marshfield animal shelter for all their help evacuating the animals from the building. Everyone here is safe and all the animals are safe and uninjured. The kennel was not affected by the fire and we are still up and running. At this moment in time the telephones are not working so if you need to contact us for any reason please do so on Facebook, send us a private message and we will answer you in a timely fashion... We will keep everyone posted when we know more.

It is currently unknown how the fire started.

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