Dryer blamed for fire that killed nearly 70 dogs at Texas animal shelter

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BEAUMONT, Texas – The Humane Society of Southeast Texas was devastated after a fire spread through the facility.

Authorities with the Beaumont Fire Department told KSDK that the fire appears to have originated in a dryer inside the building.

Amy Bean, the president of the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, told KSDK that many of the animals did not survive, adding that the puppy room was the worst hit.

In all, 67 dogs died in the blaze.