Dog Rescued by Firefighters at Afternoon House Fire

By: TFD Press Release
By: TFD Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- June 11, 2012 --

At around 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, a house fire broke out in the 1700 Block of Yearling Trail. Units from Stations 12, 6 and 1 responded to the fire and upon arrival discovered heavy smoke pouring from both gables of the home. Firefighters forced entry into the single-story wood frame house and performed a search.

The fire was located in a back bedroom and quickly extinguished preventing any further damage to the home. Firefighters also located a dog inside the house and removed it to safety without incident.

The two occupants of the home were away at the time of the fire. The Red Cross was called out to assist the occupants as they were displaced as a result of the fire. Damages from the fire are estimated at $25,000 and no injuries were reported at the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined and under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.


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  • by PJ Location: Tallahassee on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    Thank you Firefighters for saving the life of the dog. Henry, if you have a dog it should be taken away. You obviously do not care enough to have one. What a dork.
  • by Tom Location: TLH on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:37 PM
    Thank you, firefighters! Saving a life is saving a life. I don't believe I've ever met a dog who wasn't superior to most of the humans in the world.
  • by Henry Location: quincy on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    I have a dog and he has plenty of room, outside, to be healthy and happy. You people make dogs out to be as lazy and unhealthy as you, cooped up in small apartments and in air conditioned houses. Worse yet you act like firemen are suppose to risk their life and health for an animal. They got families who need them, think of people instead of yourselves and get a grip, a dog, cat is NOT a child.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to Henry
      Shoot, I can think of many dogs and cats I would save before some humans....many
  • by pet owner Location: Tallahassee on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:19 AM
    Henry, you must not have a pet. Most pets love and protect their owners and become part of the family like a child. Also, if you read the story you would have seen the fire was put out when they did the search.
  • by Snoopy on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    Woof woof!
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      by roger on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:35 AM in reply to Snoopy
      That means 'thank you' in pooch talk
  • by Searching... on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:01 AM
    Probably they went in searching for human occupants and so unburdened by humans, they grabbed the dog and left.
  • by SnapDragon Location: Tallahassee on Jun 12, 2012 at 04:46 AM
    Thank you Firefighters for saving this wonderful creature....
  • by Henry Location: Quincy on Jun 12, 2012 at 04:12 AM
    This fire fighter stuff has gone to peoples heads, its a dog, no human life is worth a dogs life. Please use common sense and be around for your family.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:09 AM in reply to Henry
      Firefighters save lives, period, you miserable POS.
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        by Ike on Jun 13, 2012 at 03:49 AM in reply to
        Sounds like you a little too close to yo animal.
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      by Animal Lover on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:30 AM in reply to Henry
      Shame on you...What an uncaring comment. I happen to know these people whos house caught fire. Their dog is part of the family. I wouldn't be surprised if my friend had a sticker on the door saying that there was an animal inside. These stickers are provided by the ASPCA and some Fire depts. Thank you Firefighters for saving my friends much loved dog!!
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        by Jan on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM in reply to Animal Lover
        Stickers can be purchased at Jeffers Pet Supply. I didn't find any at Petco or Petsmart.
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      by Hateful comments on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:35 AM in reply to Henry
      Really? They do a search anyway, in case you're too dumb to figure that out, to see if there ARE humans in there. If they find the dog, they'll get it out, too. Considering what these folks just went through, they're probably very happy to have the only living thing in there...their pet. No one anywhere said the dog is "equal" to a human. But good for our firefighters, good for the homeowners, and good for their dog. Their "stuff" can be replaced.
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      by SnapDragon on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:40 AM in reply to Henry
      For your information, my dog is a huge part of my family, no, her life is not as important as my child or husband's life, but if at all possible, I would want her saved. Thank you again Fire Fighters...
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      by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:57 AM in reply to Henry
      It's people like you who make me believe more and more everyday that a dog's life is worth so much more than awful people like you
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        by J on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM in reply to
        AMEN!!!!!!!!!11
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      by Lakeliving on Jun 12, 2012 at 06:57 AM in reply to Henry
      Henry, you should really learn to value all types of life. No one was injured, so why are you complaning? "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him..."
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        by SnapDragon on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM in reply to Lakeliving
        Henry..... you lost this one...
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      by pet owner on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:17 AM in reply to Henry
      Henry, you must not have a pet of your own. If you knew how much they love and protect their owners. Most pets become a part of the family like a child. Also, if you read the story the fire was put out when they did the search.
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      by Will on Jun 12, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to Henry
      Henry: Please crawl back under your rock!
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      by SnapDragon on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM in reply to Henry
      OH!!! and bite me.
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      by Tom on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:35 PM in reply to Henry
      Henry, you're a complete loser. Bow down to the next mosquito you encounter. It's a better person than you.
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