EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFirst Responders Rescue Family Pet From Blaze
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 1, 2013 3:57 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 1, 2013 4:50 PM EDT
Elizabeth , Wirt County , West Virginia
Fire damaged a Wirt County home early Monday, but first responders were able to rescue the family dog.
The fire happened at a home at 380 Washington St. in the town of Elizabeth, according to a news release from the Wirt County Office of Emergency Services. A UPS driver noticed smoke coming from the home, and a neighbor called 911.
Thirteen firefighters responded, and the blaze was quickly knocked down and contained to only one room of the home.
In the photo, Wirt County Sheriff D. Keith Wilson and a Wirt County emergency official tend to a Chihuahua that was rescued from the blaze.
No one was home when the fire broke out. The American Red Cross has been contacted and will be providing services to the family affected.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to have been electrical in nature.
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