At least a dozen small dogs were killed over the weekend when a kitchen fire destroyed a a mobile home in southern Washington state. I would have bypassed this story but we are all about our furry friends on this site. Click below to read the rest of the story.


Firefighters said the blaze started when the woman who rents the home, Linda Brown, 64, stepped outside for a minute while she was cooking on the stove at around 2:15 p.m., local station KNDU reported.

When Brown returned to the home a few minutes later, the kitchen was engulfed in flames and smoke.

Several of the dogs were in cages and Brown wasn’t able to rescue any before escaping the flames, authorities said.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and were to pull one small puppy, Chloe, before the blaze became too strong.

Brown was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for burns on her hands.

Neighbors said Brown had rescued the pups from local shelters and was trying to find them a permanent home, KNDU reported.

It was thought that there were at least 16 dogs inside the home, and one friend said one or two hadn’t been found.

“They have food and water out for , but they could be wandering in the area. We have coyotes out in this area too,” Brown’s pal, Kelli Ginn, told the station.

“The dogs could be suffering or have injuries and we’d really like to get them out.”

Fire investigators returned to the scene on Monday morning and were working to determine what sparked the fire.