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Old 12-18-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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My Favorite LFS Burns to the Ground

I just turned on the news and heard about the 8 alarm fire. BTJs Pet Jungle burned to the ground. None of the hundreds of animals survived. They had so many exotic birds, mammals and reptiles as well as an outstanding fish selection.

What a horrific loss. Jon, this is where I took you and Ally.

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Old 12-18-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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That's just terrible, Brian.
I wonder what caused the fire. Also, I think petstores should be required to have smoke alarms and sprinklers. It's too bad all those animals perished.

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What a tragedy!
Did you happen to hear if they were adequately insured?
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Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that. It's tragic in that the animals couldn't even help themselves.

Really a tragic day

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Oh no Brian! This is terrible! This should really be a wake-up call to other pet stores to have an emergency evacuation plan.
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According to reports the fire depts were called at 3AM. The fire is under investigation of course. I don't know how one would evacuate hundreds of animals in cages and tanks. It was a huge place. Many of the animals there were for display only. They always had lots of help and the animals were well cared for. It really does break my heart. Expecially since I would go in weekly. Many times just to see how puppies and kittens were doing.
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All those helpless animals!! Please keep updating as the investigation continues.

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Well, at least they now living in the great petstore in the sky


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Wow, sad to think about all those poor animals without a way of escape. Sorry to hear. Breaks my heart.

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