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More than two dozen dogs saved from fire, pet shop owner arrested

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More than two dozen dogs saved from fire, pet shop owner arrested

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED Feb 1, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- More than two dozen dogs are safe after a fire at a local pet shop earlier this week.

Firefighters responded to call about a fire at the Prince & Princess Puppy Boutique at 6870 South Rainbow Blvd. on Jan. 27.

Upon entering, they found a fire inside where the sprinkler system had already began to extinguish it.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire and rescue 27 dogs that were found in cages.

Firefighters said the type of kennels they were in actually helped save their lives. All of the dogs appeared to be uninjured at the time of rescue.

Shortly after investigating the scene, Clark County fire investigators arrested the store's owner, 35-year-old Gloria Lee.

Lee has been charged with first degree arson and is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Animal Control has since taken possession of the dogs.

The fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to the building. No human injuries were reported after the incident.

The Prince & Princess Puppy Boutique also made headlines last year when Las Vegas Strip performer Criss Angel's dog was stolen from there while he was out of the country on vacation.

Bryan Callahan

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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.