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Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he has relatives who lived at the scene of a fire at 271 S. Second Ave. in Mount Vernon, inquires as to the whereabouts of the family. Several dogs died at the scene. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Fire leaves 12 puppies dead and 14 misplaced in Mount Vernon

A fire, that allegedly began from alcohol on a dirt bike's hot motor, killed 12 puppies and left many homeless on South Second Avenue in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he has relatives who lived at the scene of a fire at 271 S. Second Ave. in Mount Vernon, inquires as to the whereabouts of the family. Several dogs died at the scene. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Mount Vernon Fire Dep. Chief Peter McDonald, left,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon Fire Dep. Chief Peter McDonald, left, stands in front of the scene of a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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A firefighter walks past the scene the morning
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A firefighter walks past the scene the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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A Mount Vernon house fire killed 12 puppies
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A Mount Vernon house fire killed 12 puppies and left 14 people homeless on South 2nd Avenue. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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