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STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times
Firefighter James Bradshaw carries a dog from a house fire Monday night.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Roanoke County firefighters rescued a dog Monday night from a blaze that damaged a home but caused no reported injuries.
No one was at home when crews responded to the house in the 5500 block of Cynthia Drive shortly before 10 p.m., said Cave Spring Rescue Squad Chief Laura Alexander . Roanoke County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Jennifer Conley Sexton said no one was hurt.
After crews had battled the fire for about 30 minutes, a firefighter could be seen leaving the house clutching a small dog. The rescuer held the dog in his arms as he sat in the home’s front yard and offered the animal bottled water.
Phil Woods, a Roanoke Times employee who lives in the same block, said the homeowner is an older man known to neighbors as A.G. He said the rescued dog’s name is Jake and often plays with his beagles, Sadie and Scout.
Phone listings name Arthur G. Lafon as a resident of that home.
Sexton said the house sustained minimal fire and smoke damage and some water damage. The total cost of the damage is estimated at $15,000.
She said the fire’s cause remains under investigation but declined to elaborate Tuesday afternoon in an email.
“I do not have any more information that can be released at this time,” she said.
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