MARTINEZ, Calif. (KRON) — More than 70 dogs and cats were rescued from a residential fire Tuesday in Martinez, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Department. Con Fire says it happened around 11 a.m. and it took about 50 people to knock down the fire and get all the animals out.
The fire broke out in the garage of a home on Barber Lane. One resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Two other residents were uninjured.
Field Services Captain Jane Demay Andreotti told KRON4 that the dogs were only in Martinez temporarily. They belong to a commercial breeder in Southern California. Neighbors cared for the animals for hours while the home owner was hospitalized.
The Contra Costa Fire Department said the fire does not seem suspicious in nature.