Eight dogs, seven cats die in Jones County house fire

JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Officials say a total of 15 pets died in a morning house fire in Jones County.

Firefighters were notified just around 9:40 a.m. of the fire on Plantation Road outside of Trenton.

Interim Emergency Management Director Roger Dail said no one was at home when the fire broke out. He said eight dogs and seven cats perished in the fire, while three dogs managed to survive.

The single-story house was destroyed in the fire, and Jones County is still working to determine how the fire started.