An anonymous hero saved the life of a dog who was trapped inside a home engulfed in flames. What’s even more heroic is that the man managed to get both the dog and himself out of the home just 30 seconds before the roof caved in.
Firefighters were called to battle a blaze that was quickly consuming a home in White House, Tennessee. A dog was trapped inside, and the homeowners were out of town. (There had been a sitter to check on him.) Before the fire crew arrived, however, a mystery man swooped in to save the dog.
“This guy in a gray mustang pulls up says, ‘I do this for a living,’ and he runs in and he comes out about two minutes later with this beautiful dog in his arms, and it was incredible to see,” a man named Jimmy Nichols explained to WSMV-TV Nashville.
The man didn’t stick around to be praised or interviewed.
“He got in his car and left… it was so weird – he just took off.”
The dog was left in the care of neighbors and friends. Sadly, the entire home was lost to the fire, and the three cats inside have not been found yet.
But because of the actions of that unknown man, a dog is alive and safe.
“Literally 30 seconds after that guy got out the roof collapsed.” Nichols said. “He’s got the love and respect of this whole community.”
Investigators believe the unintentional fire was caused by something electric.
UPDATE – 10/11 – 6:55 PM – The cats have been found, and all three are alive! Angela James Searcy, a friend of the family, is a Life With Dogs fan and shared a happy update in the comment section on Facebook:
“Found 2 cats and the other has been seen. They were under beds and that is where they still were with debris on top of them but they are fine!”