Officials: 5 animals believed dead in pet care center fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say five animals are believed to have died in fire at a pet care center in Ohio.

Officials say firefighters responded to the Arlington Pet Care facility in Akron around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The facility offers grooming, boarding and other animal care services. Officials say two dogs, a cat and two chicks haven’t been recovered. They are believed to be dead.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Springfield Fire Department and firefighters from Akron, Coventry Township, Green and Lakemore helped extinguish the flames, which had engulfed the building.

It’s not yet known what ignited the blaze.

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