On March 17, 2019, at approximately 7:04pm, the Beaumont Police Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 700 block of 4th Street.

The location was determined to be an animal shelter. When officers arrived, they located the owner who was attempting to enter the engulfed structure to save animals. The officers evacuated the owner and several dogs.

CalFire responded and extinguished the active flames, they are currently on scene for clean up efforts. There are currently no reports of injuries and all animals were safely evacuated.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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