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Pet store owner accused of setting fire to building with 28 dogs inside

28 lives were put in jeopardy at a Las Vegas pet store

A pet store owner in Las Vegas, Nev., is accused of intentionally setting fire to her business while dozens of dogs were still inside, reported Monday's News 3.

Fire investigators arrested 35-year-old Gloria Lee for allegedly setting fire to the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique early last week.

Thanks to the prompt response from fire officials and a sprinkler system, all 28 dogs, who were inside of the pet store at the time that the blaze erupted, were rescued.

Clark County spokesman John Steinbeck told the Las Vegas Sun:

Fortunately, the quick response and actions taken by our firefighters, the activation of three sprinkler heads and the unusual design of the kennels prevented this from being very tragic,

The potential was there for all of these dogs to have died in the fire.

Lee is facing felony charges of arson and conspiracy to commit arson; on Monday morning, she was scheduled for arraignment.

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