The Phoenix Fire Department told azcentral.com that two residences caught on fire during the incident. One home contained the pigeons, which died from smoke inhalation, fire officials said. It is believed that 150 pigeons were in the home at the time of the fire.
The birds were cared for by members of a messenger bird association, azcentral.com reported.
At least 80 of the 150 birds inside one of the homes died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said. https://t.co/tpdUoWb9sP