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One dog perishes after fire in L.A. kennel

More than 100 dogs lodged at LA Dogworks for the holidays escaped injury when a fire swept through parts of the upscale Hollywood kennel.

While some reports said no dogs were harmed, KTLA in Los Angeles reported that the kennel’s owner, Andrew Rosenthal, confirmed that one dog died of smoke inhalation. The dog owner’s name was not divulged.

The cause of the fire was under investigation

LA Dogworks bills itself on its website as “Los Angeles’ first exclusive dog Mecca.” It offers an indoor dog park, day care, overnight boarding, grooming, aromatherapy, massage, a “Zen den,” and dental hygiene.

The blaze was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, and was put out in half an hour. Fire Capt. Steve Ruda said all the dogs were rescued and moved to a nearby building.


Comment from Life With Dogs
Time December 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm

How sad – I’m thrilled they got all but one, but someone is heartbroken this holiday season…

Comment from Catherine
Time January 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm

What a tradegy! But happy ending!