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Fire at Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, Kills Dozens of Pets

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Dozens of pet owners were waking up to "tragedy" Wednesday after dozens of animals were killed by a two-alarm fire at a veterinary hospital, officials said.

Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, said it was urgently trying to contact anyone whose pet may have been in the building after the blaze broke out at around 10:15 p.m. (11:15 p.m. ET) on Tuesday.

Only two of the 40 animals inside the hospital survived the fire, Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary told the Longview News-Journal.

"We're sure you have all heard of our unfortunate tragedy," the animal hospital said on its Facebook page. "If your pet was at Kimbrough Animal Hospital please contact us. We are currently trying to get in touch with who we can. We appreciate the support and prayers."

On its website, the animal hospital says it not only caters for cats and dogs, but "pocket pets such as ferrets and hamsters, and exotic pets such as snakes."

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