FRANKLIN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A police officer rescued several pets Tuesday when a fire broke out at a pet shop in Franklin, N.J.
Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Franklin Borough Police responded to a fire at the Pet Center on State Highway 23.READ MORE: De Blasio: New Mask Guidance In NYC May Come Monday As More Places Require Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing
Responding officers Burgos and Korger reported heavy smoke in the pet store. They found there were no people inside, but there were several pets.
Burgos rescued all the pets from the building, and the officers also evacuated nearby businesses and shut down State Highway 23, police said.READ MORE: Multiple Tornado Warnings Issued As Severe Weather Impacts Tri-State Area
Firefighters extinguished the blaze. Sussex County Fire Marshal Joseph Inga determined the fire did not appear to be suspicious, and the cause and origin was most likely related to an electrical issue.
The local veterinary hospital took in the pets, police said.
Burgos was hospitalized for smoke inhalation following the fire, police said.MORE NEWS: Vessel At Hudson Yards Closes Indefinitely After 14-Year-Old Jumps From Structure
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