Over Two Dozen Animals Die In Fire At Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary

By  //  February 4, 2019

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ABOVE VIDEO: Several animals perished early Monday morning when fire swept through the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary near Bithlo.

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Several animals perished early Monday morning when fire swept through the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary near Bithlo.

According to Orange County Fire Rescue, the fire at 805 Baron Road broke out just before 1:30 Monday morning.

Homeowner and Second Chance founder Jim Bronzo said he was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when he was awakened by peacocks on the property. He was able to save a few of the animals inside the home and get out safely, but at least two dozen animals died.

Neighbors called 911 as Bronzo tried to save animals which include llamas, snakes, turtles, and other species. Cell phone video captured by a neighbor showed flames shooting 30 feet into the air just before 2 a.m. Another photo showed Bronzo carrying out one dog, named Yoshi, out of the home. He was the only one of four dogs to survive the fire.

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Several animals perished early Monday morning when fire swept through the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary near Bithlo. (Fox 35 Image)

According to Orange County Fire Rescue, the fire at 805 Baron Road broke out just before 1:30 Monday morning. (Fox 35 Image)

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