Kennel fire may change pet service codes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A Lawrence kennel fire that left at least three dogs dead has city officials reviewing fire and pet services codes.

More than 20 dogs were evacuated after the fire broke out November 29th at Christal K-9. The business was unusually busy because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Lawrence Journal-World obtained a city memorandum that shows the building did not have fire alarms or sprinklers. Those safety features are not required in any kennels in Kansas.

Lawrence City Commissioner Jeremy Farmer says he thinks requiring kennels to have fire sprinklers is a “no-brainer.”

Christal K-9 owner Cedric Devin has apologized to the families for their loss and anxiety. He has said his attorneys have asked him to refrain from talking to the media.

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