FD: 20+ pets saved from Glendale house fire

Posted at 6:46 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 00:44:19-05

More than twenty dogs were saved from a Glendale house fire Tuesday, according to firefighters.

Crews responded to the fire near 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 6 p.m.

When units arrived on scene, they found a working fire in a 2-story house. Firefighters tell ABC15, a man had to be detained after running back inside the home several times.

Firefighters say the home was "filthy," and had no running water. Crews say they are investigating possible hoarder conditions.

Two young children and a man in his 20's were at home when the fire broke out. Officials say no one was injured in the blaze.

All twenty pups are being treated and expected to be okay. A snake, two lizards and a chinchilla were also rescued.

Investigators believe one of the kids started the fire, but say the investigation is ongoing at this time.