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8 puppies perish in Maricopa mobile home fire

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Maricopa firefighters stand in front of a mobile home after a late night fire Thursday in which eight puppies died. No other injuries were reported. (Source: Howard WaGGner/News of Maricopa) Maricopa firefighters stand in front of a mobile home after a late night fire Thursday in which eight puppies died. No other injuries were reported. (Source: Howard WaGGner/News of Maricopa)
MARICOPA, AZ (CBS5) -

An electrical short was blamed for a mobile home fire in Maricopa that killed eight puppies.

The fire started about 10:15 p.m. in an addition built onto the rear of the mobile home in the 19000 block of North Condrey, said Jonathan Sheaffer of the Maricopa Fire Department.

Firefighters search the smoke-filled trailer for victims and made their way to the addition, where quickly extinguished the fire, Sheaffer said.

Residents of the trailer told firefighters the puppies were in a box in the rear of the home. Firefighters found them a short time later under some debris, overcome by the heat and smoke, Sheaffer said.

No residents or firefighters were injured, Sheaffer said.

Fire investigators ruled the cause accidental and said the short was caused by the use of multiple extension cords.

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