A devastating fire in a Delaware County town has claimed the lives of nearly a dozen dogs.
Two adult dogs and eight puppies couldn't escape the flames burning through three rowhomes along the 1100 block of Thomas Street in Chester, Pa. on Friday evening, Chester fire officials tell NBC10.
The Chester Fire Department said the fire, which began around 5 p.m., quickly spread from one of the homes into two others and grew to two alarms. The entire block was evacuated as a precaution.
Crews were finally able to get the fire under control around 6:30 p.m.
No people were hurt, but a family of three have been displaced.
The American Red Cross said they are assisting that family with food, water, clothing and shoes.
The breed of the dogs was not immediately known.
The Chester Fire Department has not yet determined a cause for the fire. The investigation continues.