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Fire in animal hoarder's home, 30 dogs rescued
New York (AP) - 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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