Several animals are dead after a fire was torn through a nature reserve in the Orlando area.
Orange County Fire Rescue crews were called to the address for Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary early Monday, according to a tweet from the department.
Buren named 911 while the founder worked to save the animals that were still inside, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.
Some animals, including one of the four dogs, came out alive. Firefighters said that countless animals died in the blaze.
Officials told Spectrum 13 News that at least 33 animals died in the fire.
The founder slept up when he was awakened by peacocks, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.
Jim Bronzo's Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary was home to several animals, including goats, turkeys and geese, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
According to his website, the sanctuary, established in 1985, provides for animals that could not be released into the wild.
When the fire department arrived at 805 Baron Road in the sanctuary, the two-story building was fully involved, according to the department's tweets.
Although crews were able to extinguish the flames in less than an hour, the house and animal shelter area was destroyed, WESH reported.
No people have been injured according to the Orlando Sentinel.
"I went outside and I saw this blazing fire in the house and it was a scary thought," neighbor Denis Moedo told news 13. "And my father just started running away and went to see if the owner of the house was okay. "
The cause and origin of the fire will be determined by the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations.
The American Red Cross assisted the owner after the fire.
Animal Services was called on site to help with the animals.