Save themselves, and some of thier how many dogs...
Couple Escapes Burning Home; Dogs Perish In Fire
POSTED: 5:29 am EST February 1, 2006 UPDATED: 8:51 am EST February 1, 2006
DAYTON, Ohio -- Authorities said two people escaped a burning home overnight, but several of their dogs died as the firefighters tried to contain the fire.
The fire happened late Tuesday night on Edgar. Firefighters arrived and found a man and a woman already out of the home.
Fire officials said the fire started in the back of the home on the first floor. They said the flames then went up into the attic, where there were some paint and petroleum products kept.
Officials said it took almost three dozen firefighters an hour to contain the flames, but not before a number of dogs died in the fire.
A woman who knows the couple said they breed dogs and are constantly having puppies and selling them for hundreds of dollars.
The woman said the dogs went crazy when the fire started. She said she went to get a leash, but by the time she returned to the home, some of the dogs were already being loaded into an SUV in the alley.
One neighbor said some dogs did not make it out of the fire. He said one dogs and some puppies perished in the fire.
Fire officials are trying to get an accurate count on how many dogs were in the house and how many died.
The Red Cross is providing shelter for the couple since their home is almost a total loss. Copyright 2006 by WHIOTV.com.
On a related note, there are these reflective signs that you can stick to the front door that alerts the firefighters to the fact that there are dogs in the house. This way, if the owner if incapacitated, the firefighters knows there are dogs to be rescued too. There is a place on the sign for the number (of dogs in house). I recently got one for my new home.