A fire this morning in eastern Iowa killed at least two dozen dogs and several other animals. The fire was reported shortly after 7 a.m. in a machine shed northeast of Palo in Linn County.

Firefighters say at least 30 dogs were inside and could not be rescued. Other animals killed in the fire include rabbits, pheasants, chickens and goats.

Fire crews from Palo, Hiawatha, Robins and Monroe Township responded to the scene, where black smoke could be seen from miles away. There’s no word yet what started the fire.