3 French bulldogs killed in puppy store fire

Several puppies are dead after a fast-moving fire on Monday morning at a Fremont pet store.

February 1, 2011 5:08:07 AM PST
Several puppies are dead after a fast-moving fire on Monday morning at a Fremont pet store. The incident happened at the Puppy Paws and the owner is distraught as he lost three French bulldog puppies.

Fremont Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Martin said the fire started shortly before 6 a.m. and even though it was not a big fire, it started near an area where the puppies were.

The French bulldog puppies were on sale for $1,100 each and seven puppies were rescued.

"One of them, a piece of plastic fell on her fur, but it didn't burn her skin. So we were able to, there is quite a large piece of plastic, but we were able to cut it off from her fur and she has no skin damage. She is just very scared. The six puppies that we pulled out were just very happy to see us and they weren't injured at all," said Larry Catlin.

The seven puppies rescued were taken to a veterinary hospital and the owner is there as well.