A brave dog jumped out of the window of a two-story house to escape a raging hell in Pennsylvania, United States.
The Internet has declared Charlie a hot dog!
A brave little dog is hailed online for his bravery after jumping out of the window of a two-story house to escape a raging Pennsylvania hell.
A breathtaking, now viral video of the act of faith defying Charlie’s death is currently lighting the nets as dog lovers rejoice over the incredible “self-rescue,” the New York post relationships.
“Oh my God, these poor people – I hope they take the dogs out,” videographer Justin Steinmetz, 40, is heard in shock as he gasps in the air in the original 15-minute unedited clip. The Fleetwood resident stumbled upon the fire as he drove through the city early Wednesday morning.
“I was the first on the scene,” said the Samaritan, who knocked on doors to warn the neighbors of the heart-pounding disaster, as he did not have a phone at the time. Then they called the emergency health services and the firefighters intervened on the spot.
“Shortly before 8:00 am 4/27 the department, along with the Blandon and Walnuttown fire companies, was sent to the initial alarm for a fire at a facility in the district,” Fleetwood Fire Company reported on their official Facebook page. .
It was then that Steinmetz saw the aforementioned puppy – an apparent mix of Rottweilers and Pitties – making its incredible leap.
The action-packed footage begins with another dog, who had just escaped from the lower level of the house, who is seen engulfed in flames, running frantically around the front lawn. The animal seems distressed that his friend, named Charlie, is still trapped inside the burning structure.
“Oh, hello puppy, come here buddy,” Steinmetz is heard reassuringly saying as the dog cries. “Come here, come here – I know, your house is on fire.”
The cutscene then cuts to the puppy in question, who is perched on an open window on the second floor and groans pitifully as smoke rises all around him. All the while, valiant neighbors and rescuers can be seen below encouraging the puppy in distress to jump to safety.
“Come on Charlie!” they called the rescuers, at first to no avail.
Apparently at the last second, Charlie makes a flying leap into the arms of a rescuer below, prompting the rescuers to rejoice.
“Good boy,” they gushed as they stroked the brave little dog, whose back looks badly burned by the fire. Later in the clip, raised Samaritans water the hot dog as firefighters put out the flames. Thankfully, Charlie seemed to be doing well after the fiery bout, though the extent of his injuries remains unclear, local news outlet The Mercury reported.
The clip ends with one of the occupants of the house, Katie Stump, 18, holding a lucky cat named Monkey, who was “found on a lower level unharmed,” according to the Fleetwood fire department. Unfortunately, another of Stump’s cats is still missing.
Fortunately, despite initially “hampered” by strong winds, the firefighters were able to put out the fire. “The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes while Fleetwood remained on site until 11:30 am,” Fleetwood Fire Company reported. “The fire marshal of the PSP was on site and the structure was handed over to the owners of the house shortly after”.
They added: “Great teamwork and thanks to all the departments who responded and helped.”
The occupants of the home, the Stump family, are currently staying with close relatives while their friends organize a GoFundMe for them, which has amassed over $ 41,000 as of Friday afternoon. The family also posted an adorable gallery of images on Facebook documenting Charlie & Co’s continued recovery.
Meanwhile, Le Femme Boutique clothing store in Allentown, with the help of a family friend, gave Katie Stump and her sister Abby brand new prom dresses.
“She [the shop’s owner Jane Heimbecker] saw the fire on the ABC news last night and called as soon as the store opened !! ” read an update on Thursday on the official Stump family Facebook page.
A later post shows the brothers wearing their new glamorous outfits.
“They said YES to the clothes! I LOVE seeing these smiles so much! page administrator Kristin Santangelo. “Thanks to shop owner @Jane Heimbecker of Le Femme Boutique for providing these beautiful dresses and jewels to match.”
Firefighters are still trying to determine what triggered the fire.
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Originally published as The incredible act of the dog in the burning house