HAYWARD (CBS SF) – Three Chihuahuas died in a mobile home blaze in Hayward Friday morning, a fire captain said.

The fire was reported at about 8:40 a.m. at a double-wide mobile home located at 1150 W. Winton Ave., Hayward fire Capt. Thor Poulsen said.

Firefighters saw smoke coming from the back of the structure and were able to extinguish the fire, which had also spread to the attic of the mobile home, Poulsen said. No residents or firefighters were injured, he said.

The mobile home was empty at the time of the blaze, but its owners arrived at the scene afterward and said there were three small dogs inside. Firefighters went into the home and found the Chihuahuas dead inside, according to Poulsen.

Hayward’s animal services bureau was called to the scene to handle the animals, he said.

The mobile home was completely destroyed in the fire, Poulsen said.

He said investigators were at the mobile home as of 10 a.m. today to try to determine the cause of the blaze.

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Comments (3)
  1. The Truth says:

    I can’t believe this story even made a news site. I love animals more than the average person does, but come on. What’s next?

    Headline: Three birds fly into home’s giant window in apparent suicide attempt.

    Headline: Boy’s pet goldfish die when he forgets to feed them for a week.

    Headline: Orkin destroys entire colony and kills millions of ants on mass murder spree.

    We have children that aren’t getting proper educations, we have people without access to proper healthcare, our country is in trillions of dollars worth of debt, people’s homes are being foreclosed on, we have brave men and women overseas fighting wars for us, etc, etc, etc and yet three dogs who couldn’t win a fight against a cat and a mobile home fire make the news. Every single minor fire doesn’t need to get reported by the news.

    Is it sad that these dogs died and someone lost their home? Of course it is. Yet how many dogs get killed by animal shelters every single day when no one adopts them? It’s amazing how there seems to be a massive deficit of “positive” stories as compared to “negative” stories on virtually all the major news stations regardless if they are on TV, the web or in print. Why? Because negative stories sell. Instead of hearing about this fire, they could have spent their time producing a positive uplifting story, but of course that didn’t happen.

    Now I’m off to Taco Bell in memory of the chihuahuas.

  2. Christian says:

    This is so sad! RIP!

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