A fire, that allegedly began from alcohol on a dirt bike's hot motor, killed 12 puppies and left many homeless on South Second Avenue in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 28, 2012)
Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he
Mount Vernon resident John McShaw, who said he has relatives who lived at the scene of a fire at 271 S. Second Ave. in Mount Vernon, inquires as to the whereabouts of the family. Several dogs died at the scene. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Mount Vernon Fire Dep. Chief Peter McDonald, left,
Mount Vernon Fire Dep. Chief Peter McDonald, left, stands in front of the scene of a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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A firefighter walks past the scene the morning
A firefighter walks past the scene the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a
Heavy damage is seen the morning after a fire at 271 S. 2nd Ave. in Mount Vernon. Several dogs perished at the scene, and family members are being assisted by the Red Cross. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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A Mount Vernon house fire killed 12 puppies
A Mount Vernon house fire killed 12 puppies and left 14 people homeless on South 2nd Avenue. (Dec. 28, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)