3/15/2016 8:43 PM
Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Humane Center of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindleop Road, after a nearby resident saw flames coming from the building. When firefighters arrived, flames were visible and there was heavy smoke coming from the building. Firefighters forced entry and made a quick fire attack. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to two rooms but there was heavy smoke damage throughout the building. Firefighters began bring animals out of the shelter as soon as possible. Shelter employees and volunteers on scene moved the live animals to a nearby building to treat them. Several animals perished due to smoke conditions in the rooms near the fire origin. The fire originated in the laundry and was caused by a dryer.