A crew member from Fire and Rescue Station 22, Springfield, used a helmet mounted video camera to capture footage of a recent house fire and dog rescue, while conducting search and rescue operations, Sunday, July 19, 2015. The single-family home is located at 7707 Carrleigh Parkway.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the split-level home upon arrival. However, despite firefighters conducting an aggressive fire attack, the home became fully involved with heavy fire. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm bringing more than 60 firefighters to the scene. It took firefighters more than 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
No one was home when the fire broke out. A neighbor reported the fire after seeing heavy fire from the rear screen-in porch. Three dogs were inside the home with one of dogs perishing in the fire. Two dogs were rescued by firefighters; however, one of the dogs later perished.
The home was a total loss.
According to fire investigators, the fire started in the attached porch in the rear of the home.
(Video below provided by FF Ben Sisson)