STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (WXIA) -- Two dogs were killed in a fire at a DeKalb County pet store early Friday.
According to DeKalb Fire Captain Eric Jackson, the fire broke out in the 1000 block of Main Street in Stone Mountain, in a building housing a pet store called Paws and Paradise. The blaze began at the end of the strip of shops and spread across the roofline to the pet store.
Jackson said 17 dogs were rescued from the store. The two dogs who died -- a Shih Tzu and a Cocker Spaniel -- were killed by smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.