Pet store fire kills all of the animals

A pet store and an adjacent pizzeria were destroyed by a fire in La Pocatiere, Que., on August 11,...

A pet store and an adjacent pizzeria were destroyed by a fire in La Pocatiere, Que., on August 11, 2014. (TVA/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:54 PM ET

LA POCATIERE, Que. — Dozens of animals were killed Monday when fire raged through a pet store northeast of Quebec City.

The pet store, and an adjacent pizzeria, both sustained considerable damage in the fire in La Pocatiere, Que.

No one was injured. The tenant was able to evacuate in time. However, all of the animals in the pet store died.

About 70 animals were killed, mostly cats, birds and rodents.

The flames originated in the building's attic.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.


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