LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said four small dogs were killed Sunday morning when an apparent electrical fire broke out in a mobile home parked in the Valley Glen area.
Firefighters were called to the 63oo block of Sunnyslope Avenue around 10:45 a.m. after several callers reported hearing dogs barking in a burning “van-based mobile home” that was parked curbside, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Firefighters were able to get a quick handle on the fire but all the dogs were beyond help and pronounced dead at the scene, Humphrey said.
The owner returned to the van and was offered comfort and reassurance by firefighters and told how to obtain additional services.
The man had been using a solar-powered trickle charger that is suspected of sparking the blaze, Humphrey said.