WATCH: This Brave Dog Leaps From Second-Story Window To Escape Burning Home
Charlie the dog made a life-saving jump out of the second-floor window of a burning home!
An unfortunate fire broke out in a Pennsylvania home. Inside was the family cat and their two dogs. This now-viral video shows how one of the brave dogs escaped the flames.
The first person on the scene was a Fleetwood resident, 40-year-old Justin Steinmetz, who took the original 15-minute video of the fire.
In the video, Justin Steinmetz said, “Well I was the first one on the scene this morning at a house fire down in Fleetwood. I was coming down the hill and I saw a lot of smoke. I decided I would pull off a side road I don't normally take just to see where it was coming from and there was smoke billowing out of the house. I couldn't find my phone. I quickly banged on the neighbor's doors and waved somebody down and was able to get 911 called and something amazing happened during this entire video.“
After 3 minutes of filming the fire, Steinmetz captured the Rottweiler-pittie mix making his incredible jump.
“Come on, Charlie!” rescuers called to the dog, but he was too scared to jump. At the last second, Charlie took the leap into the arms of a rescuer below. “Good boy,” they said as they patted down the seemingly burnt dog.
“Dog jumped out of the window. I checked all the doors and I couldn't get in the house and I didn't I guess I didn't feel comfortable breaking the doors down because I was anticipating the fire company coming. I don't know just instinct but I did grab the garden hose and try putting the house fire out which did nothing and I got a lot of smoke in my lungs.” Steinmetz said.
Just before Charlie's escape, another dog was seen running frantically around the yard after escaping from the lower level of the home. The dog appeared distressed that the house was engulfed in flames and Charlie was still trapped inside.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and were able to put out the fire. But the homeowners, the Stump family, lost everything.
Fleetwood Fire Company posted the tragic incident on their Facebook page.
The clip concludes with one of the house’s occupants, 18-year-old Katie Stump, holding her cat named Monkey, who was “found in a lower level unharmed,” by Fleetwood firefighters.
Here is the full 15-minute video of the documented fire.
The Stump family containing 3 seniors in high school are currently staying with nearby relatives while their friends set up a GoFundMe for them, which has almost reached the goal of $50,000. The family also posted an update on Charlie's condition. He is doing OK!
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