Dog rescued from blaze

Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reader Brian O’Neal captured this image of a house fire on Peachtree Drive Wednesday morning. An off-duty firefighter rescued a dog from the house, according to a city press release. No injuries were reported.

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to reflect updated information from the city.

A dog was rescued from a burning home by a citizen early Wednesday afternoon.

A family of two adults and four children were displaced by the fire, which occurred in the 1200 block of Peachtree Drive in the Willowbrook neighborhood. The fire was reported at 12:37 p.m.


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Engine 1 firefighters found heavy smoke and flames on the side and rear of the two-story home, according to a press release from the city. Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Rehab 6 also responded. The fire was reported under control at 1:19 p.m.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze.