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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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