Bristol Police Investigating After Dozens of Puppies Perish in Fires
BRISTOL — A combined three dozen dogs perished in two separate fires in Bristol recently.
On Nov. 22, police said a heat lamp knocked over, starting the first fire. The fire consumed the residential building on 90 Chestnut St. killing two adult German Shepherd and five puppies.
On Wednesday, a second fire started at an additional building on the property killing three adult and 26 German Shepherd puppies, police said.
Police executed a search warrant for the property and found an additional nine dogs alive.
The person responsible for the fire has yet to be reached and identified.
As for what started the second fire, police are still investigating the cause.
No humans were hurt in the fires.
According to the Bristol town assessing records, Jennifer Harlfinger owns the property; however, Harlfinger's address on the records is listed as 7 Plymouth St., Halifax, Massachusetts.