Rock Hill Police: Fire that killed 7 pit bull puppies ruled arson

- Rock Hill Police say a fire that killed seven pit bull puppies at a kennel was started intentionally. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, police said that the fire that broke out in a wooden kennel in the backyard of a home on Arlington Ave. was “definitely suspicious in nature” because nothing else in the yard caught fire.

Police say there appeared to be nothing near the kennel to spark the fire not even lightening in the area when it happened Saturday night. 

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The home was occupied, but the residents weren’t home during the fire. The homeowner said the puppies were alive when he left the home a few hours earlier. 

A next door neighbor told FOX 46 that her neighbor loves his dogs and keeps a number of them in his yard. The Rock Hill fire department said there were four adult pit bulls found chained up in the backyard, they were unharmed.

No arrests have been made at this time, and police are continuing to investigate. 

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