More than a dozen dogs killed in Pasco house explosion, man critically injured

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – More than a dozen dogs were killed in a house explosion in Pasco County that left a dog breeder in critical condition on Sunday.

The fire broke out after an explosion on the 8600 block of Velvet Drive in Port Richey. The fire spread to a home nearby.

A dog breeder believed to be in his 40s was found in the front yard with severe burns all over his body and was flown to a trauma center for treatment.  He remains in critical condition.  15 to 20 dogs were killed in the blast.

The other home’s occupants, two adults and two small children, made it out of their house safely.

The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, but initial reports indicate a generator at the dog breeder’s home may have been a factor. Authorities say the home did not have power and he was using a generator.

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