Some troubling news was reported on Monday, February 4. On early Monday morning, a fire took place at a Florida wildlife sanctuary.
According to initial reports, at least 33 animals were killed at the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary. Neighbors of the sanctuary called officials at around 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
The response team went to the wildlife sanctuary on Baron Road near Avalon Park. Crews were able to put out the fire by around 3 a.m.
According to WTSP, the owner of the animal rescue was sleeping when the fire began. He woke up to the sound of peacocks squawking.
According to their website, the wildlife sanctuary was founded in 1985. They specifically care for animals that could not be released into the wild. Not only were several animals killed in this accident, the home and sanctuary were destroyed as well.
The neighbor said, “I went outside and I seen this blazing fire in the house and it was a scary thought. And my dad just started running out and he went to see if the owner of the house was OK.”
Sadly, several dogs, tortoises, and snakes died in the fire. As of 10:30 a.m. EST, officials were still working to determine the cause of the fire.
The animal rescue owner, neighbors, and first response crew all came out of the fire unharmed. Sadly, several animals were killed in the accident. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers. In other recent news, fans are mourning the sudden loss of a beloved "Young and the Restless" star.