There was a house fire in Landover Hills, Maryland early this morning. One of the home’s residents was injured in the fire, and when firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the resident’s pit bull standing guard.
At first, the dog seemed very scared, and didn’t want anything worse to happen. The dog pretty much refused to leave the human’s side, so rescuers had to distract her to administer first aid.
They tried to call the dog away, but that wasn’t happening. So they grabbed a standard fire extinguisher, and sprayed it off in the air. The noise got her to leave the man’s side, and the man was saved.
Firefighters said that the dog was never aggressive in any way towards them. They knew the dog was scared for her human, and they understood that. Even after they got to the man and administered first aid, the dog eventually made her way back to the man, and lay down by his side again.
The man is expected to be OK, and is in the good hands at a local hospital. The man’s daughter was also in the home at the time, but was not badly injured and is expected to recover. Rescue teams also took two turtles and two other dogs out of harm’s way as well, and all are doing just fine.