Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sheriff's Deputy Rescues Dogs From House Fire

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 3:24 PM

click to enlarge This dog was held in Deputy Tartt's patrol car until homeowners arrived.
  • This dog was held in Deputy Tartt's patrol car until homeowners arrived.
Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Darius Tartt can now add "volunteer firefighter" to his resume. The patrol deputy came upon a house fire Wednesday afternoon and managed to rescue two dogs from the home before firefighters arrived.

Tartt was patrolling when he noticed the residential fire in the 7200 block of Peppermill Lane. He called for help from the Shelby County Fire Department and then approached the home to see if anyone was inside. And that's when he heard barking.

Tartt forced his way inside the home and began searching for the dogs and any people inside the home. No humans were there, but he located two large dogs cowering under a bed. Tartt grabbed one dog, and the other one made a run for the backyard.

The dog Tartt grabbed was placed in his patrol car until the homeowners arrived. Shelby County Fire was able to extinguish the flames, which apparently resulted from a lightening strike.

click to enlarge These dogs were rescued from a house fire by Sheriff's Deputy Tartt.
  • These dogs were rescued from a house fire by Sheriff's Deputy Tartt.

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