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Officers investigating the cause of a fire at a private dog kennel in Swindon can now confirm the cause was accidental.
In the early hours of Saturday (26 August), we were called to an address on The Holloway following reports of an ongoing fire.
Our colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were already in attendance and worked to extinguish the blaze by 4.45am.
Sadly, 11 pet dogs, who belonged to the same owner, died in the fire.
We launched a joint investigation into the cause and later determined that the fire was caused accidentally, as a result of an electrical fire within the building.
We understand the sadness felt as a result of this tragic incident locally and we would like to reiterate that there were no suspicious circumstances which led to the fire.
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