Police: 4 dogs die in fire on Milwaukee's south side

House fire near 5th and Becher

Four chihuahuas died in a house fire on Milwaukee's south side Thursday evening, April 15, police said.

The fire happened near 5th Place and Becher Street -- a few blocks east of Kosciuszko Park -- around 6:30 p.m.

Police said the fire appears to be accidental and may have started in the home's kitchen. They described it as a "hoarding situation."

No injuries to anyone else were reported. A fifth chihuahua that was in the house survived. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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