Ashley Greene's Apartment Destroyed in Fire, Dog Dies in Blaze

Celebrity News Mar. 22, 2013 AT 4:20PM
Ashley Greene's West Hollywood, California condo caught on fire on March 22, 2013. Ashley Greene's West Hollywood, California condo caught on fire on March 22, 2013. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Ashley Greene suffered a heartbreaking loss on Friday, March 22, after her West Hollywood condo went up in smoke, with one of her beloved toy fox terrier pups dying in the fire, a rep for the actress confirmed to Us.

"We responded to a high rise fire," a spokesperson from the Los Angeles County Fire Department told Us. "We fought aggressively to put that fire out. Had a second alarm called because of the nature of that building, multiple residents, for manpower."

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The spokesperson added that "there were three injuries. However, all three of those people signed out and said that they did not want to go to the hospital."

The Twilight actress, 26, was not home at the time of the incident, a source confirms to Us, but she returned to the residence as soon as she was alerted by a neighbor, only to find a tragic scene; her other toy fox terrier managed to survive the blaze.

Ashley Greene's condo at Sunset & Crescent Heights caught fire around 9am on March 22, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Ashley Greene's condo at Sunset & Crescent Heights caught fire around 9am on March 22, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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TMZ initially reported that the actress was with her brother and her unidentified boyfriend when the flames unexpectedly broke out, and that the two men rushed into the seven-story apartment complex when they realized that her two dogs were still trapped inside.

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One dog died at the scene of the fire, but the other was later found and taken in by Animal Control to be checked out, the site reports. 

Firefighters eventually gave the actress the remains of her pet wrapped in a sheet, according to TMZ's report.

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"She LOVES her dogs. LOVES," another source told Us of the tragedy. "She must be absolutely devastated."

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