Thanks to a Dacula, Ga., resident, who called the fire department, a small dog trapped inside a burning home was saved. The hero firefighters arrived with enough time to fight the flames and rescue the pet.
On Nov. 13, 2014, the concerned citizen was walking down Mitford Lane when he spotted smoke coming out of the home’s garage. Immediately, the community member contacted Gwinnett County firefighters and alerted the home’s residents, who were outside, about the fire.
According to Capt. Tommy Rutledge, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services Public Information Officer, when the rescue team arrived on the property, the flames had spread to the second floor. Firefighters quickly fought the flames and were able to enter the home to rescue the trapped dog.
Firefighter Josh Ward located the dog inside the house, pulled the pet to safety and reunited the dog with the worried owners.
Luckily, the dog suffered no injuries. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.