House Fire Threatens Animals
You've heard of stop, drop and roll, but what do you do if you need to evacuate a pet? Or even 25 pets, to safety?
That was the unique challenge for firefighters in Gainseville Thursday morning when a home on NW 31st Terrace caught fire.
The blaze started in the kitchen, but quick response from the fire department helped keep the fire under control.
Fourteen dogs, eight cats, two snakes, two rats and a monkey were all home when the fire started.
Homeowner Brenda Rose had rescued the animals, and they had become her family since her husband died a year ago.
"We are strong for each other, we are very close, we were very close to my husband too. we area close family, so we've grown a lot in the last year and a half," Rose said.
One dog and one cat lost their lives in the fire, but no people were injured.
Most of the animals are expected to recover.
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