LAPORTE, Ind. (CBS) — A house fire in northwest Indiana on Monday might have been started by the family dog.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, when firefighters arrived at the house on the 1600 block of Stone Lake Drive in LaPorte, a burner on the stove was on.
Neighbors had already broken down a door to rescue Otis, a Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix who they could hear whimpering inside.
“I was just, ‘I’m getting this dog out of this house. I don’t care what it takes,’” neighbor Blayne Kramer told WSBT-TV in South Bend. “It was like a child. … Somebody’s pet. I wasn’t about to let that dog die.”