RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) – A Tennessee family lost their home in a fire early Monday, but they are still thankful for something. Their new puppy was found safe and alive after the blaze.
Paula and Benny may lost everything but the puppy, which was given to them as a gift just three days ago.
Early Monday morning, just after 1 a.m., the May’s home caught fire. Fire crews and paramedics rushed to the scene.
The May’s were not home when the fire started.
“They were gone about 20 minutes, and when they returned the fire trucks were already here,” said Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Kinney.
Paula said she knew immediately their house was gone.
“There was no putting it out, that’s all there was to it,” Paula said.
But their new puppy Jagger could still be saved.
“I said where’s your puppy?” Paula said, “And he said oh my god it’s in the storm shelter.”
Their storm shelter is what kept Jagger safe from the flames and smoke destroying his family’s home. After crews got the fire under control, the puppy was rescued and reunited with his owners.
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