Dog saved from burning house
A dog was rescued Wednesday from a burning house in northern Durham when the homeowner’s relative saw flames, kicked in a door and brought the pet out uninjured, Durham fire officials said.
Chris Ianuzzi, deputy chief of the Durham Fire Department, said firefighters got a call about the fire at 1615 Goodwin Road at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday.
Ianuzzi said heavy smoke poured from the roof of the single-story house when they arrived. He said the fire was quickly brought under control.
Damage was estimated at $100,000. The fire displaced two adults who were not home at the time. They have arranged temporary housing.
The dog was rescued by the owner’s brother, who was driving by and saw the fire, Ianuzzi said. The man called his brother to tell him about the fire, and his brother told him the dog was alone inside. The brother kicked in the door and rescued the pet before firefighters arrived.
The cause and origin of the fire were being investigated Thursday by the Durham County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Firefighters from the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department assisted in fighting the blaze.
They were at the scene nearly two hours.