Monday, March 30, 2009

Family Survives Fire Thanks to Neighborhood Pit Bull

from the Washington Post:

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A barking pit bull alerted a family of five to a smoldering fire in the basement of an Alexandria townhouse this weekend, fire officials said.

Jasmine, a young pit bull, began barking after a fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in the basement of a brick duplex at 37 South Gordon St. Smoke alarms sounded, but the family only heard the barking before emergency responders arrived.

Firefighters discovered a fire inside a wall behind a washer and dryer, which had started in the dryer vent. Damage was estimated at $20,000. Officials installed new smoke alarms. The family is staying with relatives and friends, officials said.

-- Staff Writer Derek Kravitz

2 comments:

Robert said...

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Puroclean water damage said...

Pit Bulls are normally associated with bad things but about a month ago I passed out in our living room and fell to the floor. The phone had been ringing a lot so it was on the end table next to the couch. Somehow Nick knew what he needed to do. He got phone and placed it on my chest. Then he started to lick me and paw at my chest a little. I woke up to wonderful kisses and my poor puppy crying. I was shocked at what he had done. For the rest of the day he wouldn't leave my side. He followed me everywhere. My baby's not a fighter, he's a hero!
Dan with fire damage company