GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (NEWS1130) – A BC woman accused of throwing two dogs in plastic kennels into a fire at an Alberta campground faces animal cruelty charges.

RCMP say one of the dogs died in the fire. The other ran off from the flames, couldn’t be found, and is presumed dead.

The incident happened on July 7th, but is just becoming public now.

Debra Holden, 53, of Fort St. John faces two charges each of injuring and endangering animals and causing unnecessary suffering. Police believe she had been drinking at the time.

Holden has been released on the condition that she can’t own dogs and is to appear next month in Grande Prairie provincial court.