First Alarm House Fire

At approximately 11:00 I heard on my scanner "Engine 13 is on the scene of a single story residence, with a working fire". I never even heard the actual dispatch call. Since their signal came in loud and clear I knew it had to be close. I jumped in my car and of course went the wrong way (I did not have an address). I went south on 32nd st., luckily I saw the smoke to the east and headed that way. The house in question was a couple houses west of 36th street on Harvard. As I got there the homeowner was being led away by a fireman, the homeowner was covered with soot, and had probably tried to fight the fire or been caught inside. The fire inside the house had already been knocked down and crews were on the roof ventilating.From the way the front of the house looked it must have been ripping.

At one point they pulled a pitbull from the fire, unburned but not breathing. They did not attempt to resuscitate it (I don't blame them). While there I overheard 2 firemen say that they had investigated or had been at this address previously. Here are the rest of the pics.

update: as of 01-08-2008 I drove by the house and the dog was still in the front yard under the blanket.update: as if 16:42 01-08-2008 the dog was moved to the gutter, on the blanket.Update: 01-09-2008 Dog gone.

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