Dog Named Daisy Alerts Mansfield Family To House Fire

  • 3/7/2019 7:25:46 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A house fire broke out at a home on Poth Road in Mansfield Thursday evening, and although one room was completely engulfed in flames, the family was able to evacuate thanks to a little dog named Daisy.

"I was sleeping in the back bedroom and Daisy was sleeping on top of my head, and Daisy started barking," said Dennis Webb, who lives in the home with his wife, Linda. Linda was at church when the fire broke out, but Dennis, who works third shift, had been fast asleep when Daisy began barking. A short time after, the smoke detector went off. Dennis hopped out of bed with Daisy in his arms to find the house was already full of smoke, and the bathroom engulfed in flames. He was able to evacuate safely with his pup and called the Madison Fire Department.

According to Madison Fire Captain Wesley Green, the bathroom was fully involved when crews arrived on scene. Mansfield, Madison, and Springfield firefighters managed to contain the fire to the bathroom and the hallway, and the rest of the house avoided damage. Dennis and Daisy escaped with only minor smoke inhalation.

"This is my little pit bull," Dennis joked. "She's the one that woke me up. Only weights four pounds, four years old."

The Madison fire department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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