Dog wakes sleeping homeowner, alerts them to structure fire in downtown Wilmington
By WECT Staff | January 25, 2021 at 12:02 PM EST – Updated January 25 at 4:49 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Emergency crews are responding to a structure fire in Wilmington Monday morning.
According to a tweet from the Wilmington Fire Department, crews were at the scene of a working fire on North Sixth Street just before noon.
No one was injured in the fire, and crews pulled a dog out of the home after they arrived on scene. Firefighters gave the animal with oxygen to treat smoke inhalation.
A spokesperson for the Wilmington Fire Department says the homeowner was asleep when the fire started and the dog tugged on her to wake her up and get her out safely.
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“Its really incredible that animals are so intuitive,” said Wilmington Fire spokesperson Rebekah Thurston “Its a strong bond and we’re fortunate today it was a good outcome.”
Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire, but the home is believed to be a total loss.
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