First Responders Save Puppies From Fire That Destroyed Hereford Home

First responders come to the rescue of puppies in a Hereford home. [Photo courtesy Zach Bennett / SVNN]

A fire reported around 5:30 p.m. Friday destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Hereford and sent two puppies to an emergency veterinarian for burn injuries. Several of their litter mates are believed to have perished in the intense flames, according to witnesses.

The fire along the 4000 block of La Donna Lane in a rural area south of Sierra Vista prompted a response from three fire departments as well as the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, which triggered several explosions believed to have been caused by propane tanks and other combustible items.

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Emergency responders rescued a female dog and four of her puppies at the scene. Two of the puppies were transported to Tucson for emergency medical treatment. Both have been returned to their owner.

Another four puppies have not been located and are presumed to have died in the fire.

A Honda Civic parked outside the residence was also destroyed by the fire which appears to have been started by an unattended space heater.