Puppy property burns after explosion
FOX 31 reported in May about an unlicensed puppy breeding business taking place at 232 Dykes Drive in Worth County.
Monday, part of that very same property, owned by Lewis Hillard, caught fire. Hillard was allegedly burning the vacant property, walked away, and heard an explosion. When he returned three vacant trailers were on fire, all of which are now a total loss.
According to the Worth County Sheriff's Office, no charges have been pressed yet against Hillard despite the fact that he was burning without a permit.
FOX 31 also reached out to the Best Friends Humane Society who didn't have a comment on the matter but did say as far as evidence goes, all the evidence in connection to the alleged 'puppy mill' has been collected and pictures were taken at the time of the incident.