Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter.

The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to Friday’s fire on St. Petersburg’s Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the shelter. It didn’t specify if any other animals at the shelter were hurt.

The ministry said it took 2½ hours for 37 emergency workers and 10 engines to extinguish the blaze.

In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, cats wait to evacuate from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, cats wait to evacuate from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, Russian emergency workers evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, Russian emergency workers evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, Russian emergency workers prepare to evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, Russian emergency workers prepare to evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker evacuates a cat from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker prepares to evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a Russian emergency worker prepares to evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a dog waits to evacuate, as Russian emergency workers evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for Northwest press service, a dog waits to evacuate, as Russian emergency workers evacuate cats from a burning animal shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Emergencies Ministry said its workers saved 300 cats and seven dogs from the fire. (Ministry of Emergency Situations for Northwest press service via AP)

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