Man Breaks Into Burning Home, Rescues Dog

Thanks to an act of bravery on the part of a neighbor, a lucky dog named Howard will live to see another day.

The story broke over the weekend and details are limited, but neighbors say the fire started in the back of the Omaha home and quickly spread, engulfing the exterior and attic of the house in flames.

No one but Howard was home at the time, but an unnamed neighbor was aware that the family had a pet dog, so he broke into the burning residence and located Howard, emerging from the blaze to the cheer of neighboring residents, the frightened pooch clinging to safety in his arms.

Officials say an investigation is underway to determine what may have started the fire.

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    April 6, 2011 11:19 amPosted 3 years ago
    luna

    lucky for howard to have such a wonderful, compassionate neighbor!

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  • April 6, 2011 12:21 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Budrow Wilson

    HERO <3

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    April 6, 2011 12:51 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Pamela S.

    Thank you to this wonderful neighbor who was brave enough to get into this burning home and save this beautiful dog!

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  • April 6, 2011 1:18 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Anonymous

    What a brave man, and a lucky dog.

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  • April 6, 2011 1:18 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Joe

    sounds like something I’d do! : ) HOORAY NEIGHBOR MAN!

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  • April 6, 2011 1:19 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Karen

    God bless him

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    April 6, 2011 1:19 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Kim

    Wish I had neighbors like this! Just 3 words for this man… Thank You & Hero ♥

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  • April 6, 2011 1:21 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Teresa

    Great job Neighbor Man!!!! :)

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  • April 6, 2011 1:23 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Michele

    Yay! A good story for a change!

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    April 6, 2011 1:24 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Andrea

    Looks like Brussels Griffon. (not that it matters, but he is beautiful) Good man!

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  • April 6, 2011 1:25 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Karen

    Howard is adorable! Thank God for the great neighbor.

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  • April 6, 2011 1:26 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Primo's

    our hero!!!

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  • April 6, 2011 1:27 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Tammy

    A hero of a man and a very lucky dog! This dog will live another day !

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    April 6, 2011 1:29 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Patricia

    a TRUE HEROE. god bless him. wish i could give him a hug!!!

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    April 6, 2011 1:30 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Lauren

    Super hero!!!

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    April 6, 2011 1:32 pmPosted 3 years ago
    William

    All life is sacred.

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  • April 6, 2011 1:32 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Venus

    What a neighbor! A true hero! Thank goodness Howard was rescued! Great story!

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  • April 6, 2011 1:32 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Jean

    Finally a story about human/animal interaction that makes me want to cry for a GOOD reason

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    April 6, 2011 1:34 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Charlotte

    This man is a TRUE HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    April 6, 2011 1:37 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Laura

    I echo these sentiments–hero is a word thrown around too often, but this neighbor was truly heroic.

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  • April 6, 2011 1:37 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Kim

    WOO HOO … what an incredible story ! A BIG Kudos to the neighbor! =D

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  • April 6, 2011 1:42 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Mary

    What a kind, brave man. If we all had neighbors like that!

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    April 6, 2011 1:47 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Mara

    may that man live with so many blessings in life. God bless him :)

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  • April 6, 2011 1:49 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Anonymous

    So nice to read this great story! Thank you. I believe there is more good than bad out there and if us good troopers keep marching, we will change things!!

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    April 6, 2011 1:58 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Barbara

    This man is a hero.

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  • April 6, 2011 2:01 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Ann

    I love him! What a hero!!!

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  • April 6, 2011 2:06 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Lisa

    Obviously not one of my neighbors! Break in? Check. Steal? Check. Save dog? NO! Luckily MY dogs would discourage the break-in!

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    April 6, 2011 2:18 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Bahar

    I LOVE IT, WHAT CHAMPS, BOTH OF EM!

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    April 6, 2011 3:04 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Veli-Pekka

    Howard. Such a cute name too. :D

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  • April 6, 2011 4:49 pmPosted 3 years ago
    houndstooth4

    What a fantastic neighbor! I wish ours were like that!

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  • April 6, 2011 8:31 pmPosted 3 years ago
    havetailwillwag

    wonderul man! best neighbor and friend in the world! i hope he and howard stay friends forever :)

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