House Fire on Seaside Street Claims a Dozen Pet Birds in Ocean Beach

by on December 27, 2012 · 1 comment

in Environment, Health, Ocean Beach

Woman and Dogs Rescued

A house fire on the 2300 block of Seaside Street in northeast Ocean Beach has claimed the lives of at least a dozen pet birds.

Early Thursday, Dec. 27, around 3:30 a.m. a fire broke out in the living-room of the residence near Larkspur Street.  When firefighters arrived, they found the 46 year old resident suffering from smoke inhalation; she was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

First responders also rescued a dog from inside the home. It needed oxygen and was driven to the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital in Mission Valley. Another dog escaped injuries.

Fire Battalion Chief John Fisher told the media that as many as a dozen birds died in the fire – all pets. Estimated damage to the house is $80,000 to the structure itself and about $30,000 to its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Here are the sources for this story: U-T San Diego  and Channel 10News


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Frank Gormlie December 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

Injured dog going home in a couple of days, donation fund set up for her, says CBS:
(CBS 8) – A dog that was injured in a house fire in Ocean Beach should be able to go home in the next few days. Spyder is being treated for smoke inhalation and burns at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital in Mission Valley.

She was rescued by firefighters early Thursday morning at a home in the 2300 block of Seaside Street. Since she arrived at the animal hospital, vets have been treating her with fluids, antibiotics and pain medication.

“She’s super sweet, she’s really docile, she pretty much has just slept most of the time she’s been here and she’s been a good patient,” Dr. Amy Nadolski said.

The cost of Spyder’s care is being covered by the Spirit Fund, a San Diego County Animal Control program that helps care for animals with special medical needs.

If you’d like to donate to help cover Spyder’s medical bills, click on the link above or send a check to:

Department of Animal Services
5480 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

(Write “Spirit Fund Donation” in the memo field.)


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