Nine dogs and a number of cats died Thursday morning in a mobile-home fire in northeast Fresno, the Fresno Fire Department reported.
The blaze erupted just after midnight at the Woodward Bluffs Mobile Home Park at 9360 N. Blackstone Ave. The resident tried to put out flames but was overcome by heat and smoke and ran out of the home. She twice tried to re-enter the home but was unsuccessful, spokesman Gary Eberhard said.
Damage to the home was estimated at $52,000, including property and personal items. Cause of the fire was material placed on top of a portable heating unit.