Six dogs trapped inside a burning home in the 1100 block of Palma Sola Boulevard May 17, were saved by firefighters from West Manatee Fire Rescue when they arrived, entered the home and pulled all the animals to safety.
A press release from WMFR said roofers at a nearby home saw smoke coming from the dwelling and called 911. The release said the roofers’ quick action and a similar quick response from a nearby WMFR station likely saved the dogs and prevented further damage to the home.
The owners were not home when the fire occurred.
WMFR firefighters used oxygen masks made for dogs to help the animals out of the fire. One dog suffered severe smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene.
Bradenton also sent firefighters and EMS personnel responded.
WMFR Deputy Fire Marshall Jim Davis said the house had about $120,000 in damages.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, although Davis said he believed it might have started in the kitchen.