A beloved canine member of a family was rescued by fire fighters during a fire that completely destroyed a home Saturday morning. The fire occurred in the 300 block of Scott Rd, not far from Union Pines High School, between Vass and Carthage.
Fire fighters were paged at approximately 9 a.m. to the home which had heavy smoke and flames when the first units arrived at the scene. They were notified that the family dog was in the garage, and the homeowners were out of town.
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Fire fighters immediately went to work to gain access to the garage and were able to locate and rescue the dog, which was immediately evaluated by EMS, who administered oxygen.
The dog appeared to be uninjured and responded well.
Multiple fire departments were called in to battle the large blaze in the multi-level home, including a ladder truck from Station 41 in Aberdeen.
Due to the location of the home, tanker trucks had to constantly refill at hydrants away from the fire and shuttle water in to use to fight the fire.
The Fire Marshal was called on-scene and will work to determine the cause of the fire. Fire units remained on the scene for an extensive amount of time due to the size of the home and extent of the fire.
Responding to the scene were Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Carthage Fire & Rescue, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Eastwood Fire Department, Highfalls Fire & Rescue, Whispering Pines Fire & Rescue, Robbins Fire Department, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Tramway Fire Department and Lemon Springs Fire Department from Lee County, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the Moore County Fire Marshal’s Office.