Puppies saved from Nampa house fire
Residents survive house fire and save four dogs
Friday morning house fire killed four puppies. Renters survived. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
A house fire in Nampa destroyed a home and killed four of the family’s pets.
It happened early this morning just south of the freeway in Nampa and near Franklin Boulevard. They lost everything as far as possessions go, and four of their six week old puppies were killed.
On a positive note, the people who were living there are safe. Plus, three puppies and their mommy are ok thanks to the Nampa firefighters.
“I looked over and I'm like crap. My house is on fire. I thought it was just the kitchen, but there were flames shooting out of my room,” said Rosie White. Rosie White is describing what her house looked like Friday morning. She and a roommate were sleeping in the front room when the fire broke out. The house burst into flames and quickly spread.
In the chaos, seven puppies and their mom, lab-collie mixes were in the house.
“Four of them were found under the bed, the others were found under a box inside the front door,” said Terry Leighton, Battalion Chief, Nampa Fire Department.
They even used animal oxygen masks and performed chest compressions to try and save the furry little puppies.
“Four of them died from the smoke inhalation, but we saved three of them and they need homes,” said White.
These firefighters not only practice saving pets, they carry it out when it matters.
And so it’s a lot harder to find them and they don't make a lot of noise, these ones weren't,” said Leighton.
From the front the house might not look so bad -
But once you get inside you can see it's a total loss.
Really su cks my house is gone. I don’t know what we're going to do for a while,” said White.
Rosie white - lost everything - everything she owned was in that room.
All my stuff is gone. My room got scorched. Nothing left but a tv frame.
Investigators have figured out where it started
“We do believe it started in a back bedroom, we're trying to determine the exact cause of the fire. It looks like a total loss. This is an older home, I think at this point, more than likely they’ll take this place down and start over again,” said Deputy Chief Doug Strosnider, Nampa Fire Department.
But, as devastating as this fire was, everyone is grateful for the lives that were saved.
The human ones, and the furry ones.
Rosie told us this morning that she planned on giving away the other three puppies
They are also going to be getting some help from the burnout fund.
The couple was renting the home and didn’t have renters insurance.