Apr 29, 2008, 2:21 AM
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MUAR: Dogs, cats, rabbits, ornamental fish and birds, including exotic parrot species perished when fire razed a pet shop here.
Dogs and other pets die in fire
The blaze at the Huah Pets shop, located along Jalan Khalidi, started at about 1.55am, probably caused by a short circuit.
Shop owner Tan Bing Huat said he could not determine the number of animals, birds and fish inside the shop but believed they totalled about 6,000.
He said most of the birds killed in the fire were doves of the merbuk and tekukur species but there were also three exotic parrots which cost RM2,000 each, adding that, he had yet to determine the total loss.
He said the fire spread very fast and within 10 minutes had engulfed the whole shop, which began operation about seven years ago.
A team of firemen from the Muar Fire Services and Rescue Department managed to put the fire under control in about 20 minutes.
The Star Newspaper. Very very sad news.