Pets survive blaze in The Village

A bulldog and a lizard were rescued from inside the home during a firefight in The Village Tuesday afternoon. Nobody was at home at the time of the fire.
BY MATT DINGER mdinger@opubco.com Published: June 19, 2012
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A bulldog and a lizard escaped the grasp of flames when firefighters rescued them from a burning house in The Village on Tuesday afternoon.

About 5:45 p.m., firefighters responding to 10013 Lancet Lane found flames coming from all sides of the house, The Village fire Lt. Brian Hopson said. Nobody was at home during the fire, but two pets were rescued from inside the home during the firefight.

Rob Tigner has owned the house for 20 years, but lives down the street and rents the home.

“The neighbor across the street came down and told me that my house was on fire,” Tigner said.

“He drove me down here and it was nothing but smoke coming out of it. I tried to open the door, but I jumped back because flames were coming out,” he said.

“It's devastating to see 20 years of your property going down in flames,” he said.

Tigner said he knew nobody was home because their cars weren't outside, but knew animals were inside.

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