Two dogs that saving the life of their owner after they woke him up while his house was burning down before perishing in the fire.
The incident occurred at 6:24 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 in Dinwiddie, Virginia, when the Dinwiddie Emergency Communications Center dispatched fire and EMS units to a house fire and reports that an occupant and two dogs were still inside the building.
However, as authorities responded to the house fire about 35 miles south of Richmond, they received reports that the individual had successfully escaped and was at a neighbor’s house across the street. The location of the two dogs remained unknown at this time.
“Upon arrival fire crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from the front of the structure,” read a statement from the Dinwiddie Fire & EMS and Dinwiddie Emergency Management. “
Crews immediately began knocking down the fire and entering the structure to conduct a primary search.”
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation and authorities are now looking to see if there were operating smoke alarms at the residence that could have helped to prevent this tragedy.