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Paul Duggan from Greater Manchester fire and rescue service updated our reporter Tim Scott on the fire at a dogs home in Manchester.
A JustGiving account set up by the Manchester Evening News in the wake of the fire has raised more than £100,000 in the space of a few hours, with donors from across the UK and even abroad.
Manchester Fire and Manchester Dogs' Home tweeted their thanks to the donors:
Thank you everyone for your show of love and support.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home said it was "incredibly saddened" to learn of the fire at Manchester Dogs' Home that killed more than 40 animals. A spokeswoman said:
We extend our deepest sympathies to all the staff and volunteers at the centre.
We understand this tragic incident may have led to the loss of life of several rescue dogs.
Battersea is very willing to help in any way we can over the coming days and weeks and we have attempted contact with the Manchester rescue centre to see how we can support them at this difficult time.
Over £60,000 has been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a blaze killed more than 40 dogs.
Local newspaper Manchester Evening News set up the JustGiving donation page following the fire.
The Manchester Dogs' Home fund has raised an additional £16,877. It said in a statement on the website: "Tonight (Thursday) a fire has ripped through the home killing homeless and helpless animals (...) It's devastating!".
A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is under way after a blaze at Manchester Dogs' Home which killed more than 40 dogs. Superintendent Marcus Noden said:
We are in the very early stages of the investigation and have a young boy in custody, however we would ask if anyone was in the area and remembers seeing anything suspicious around the dogs' home that they call police and tell us what they know.
As a dog owner myself I understand that many people will feel angry and upset about what has happened but I would ask that they let the police carry out their investigations and not take matters into their own hands.
A 14-year-old boy is being questioned on suspicion of arson after a blaze at Manchester Dogs' Home which killed more than 40 dogs.
Police were called to the fire at Mcr dogs home in Harpurhey at 7.20pm this evening. A 14-yr-old has been arrested on suspicion of arson
Anyone who wants to donate food, bedding etc to Mcr dogs home can do so at North Manchester police station, Northampton Rd, Newton Heath
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service says it managed to rescue around 150 dogs from the Manchester Dogs' Home.
The fire has now been extinguished but at least 40 animals are believed to have died.
People have been making donations on the Dogs' Home JustGiving page to show their support for the charity in the wake of the blaze.
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The Manchester Evening News have set up a fundraising site which has already raised £125,000 for the home.
The fire service are asking for people to stay away from the site of the Manchester Dogs' Home fire, as they're making access to the site difficult.
If you want to help, the home's JustGiving page can be found here.