16th dog dies after Pa. kennel explosion

March 8, 2009 7:51:33 AM PDT
Another dog has died in the aftermath of a propane explosion at a northeastern Pennsylvania kennel. Fifteen dogs died Friday after the 2 p.m. explosion in at Pazzazz Pet Boarding kennel in Franklin Township.

Another thirteen dogs were taken to nearby animal hospitals. But one of the kennel's owners, Karen Tracy, says a three-year-old Chow Chow named Shamrock didn't make it through the night and died Saturday.

Six other dogs were released.

Tracy is calling the driver of a propane delivery truck a hero. She says he was filling the tank when the explosion happened and tossed a terrier to safety before escaping himself.

Officials say a spark or static electricity may have started the blaze.


Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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