MARICOPA, Ariz. -- A litter of eight puppies died in a mobile home fire in Maricopa.
The fire department said no people were injured in the Thursday night fire that was contained to the back of the residence.
According to a department spokesman, firefighters contained the fire and then were told by the occupants that there was a box of puppies inside.
Firefighters found the box under debris in a severely damaged room but the puppies were overcome from heat and smoke.
Authorities said the fire was caused by an electrical short from multiple extension cords.