6 pets die in fire on Tonkel Road
Six pets, including cats, dogs, rats and rabbits, died in a Tonkel Road house fire Thursday night, officials said.
The fire started about 6:30 p.m. in a garage at 13423 Tonkel Road and was extinguished by the Northeast Allen County Fire Department. Heavy smoke invaded the home, Fire Chief Tim George said.
One resident safely escaped the blaze and there were no injuries to people, George said.
A snake survived, he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, George said.