Samaritan in hospital after saving dog

Last updated 11:30 03/06/2014
Whitby house fire
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DESTROYED: A Whitby house after it was gutted by fire. A good Samaritan was taken to hospital after rescuing a dog from the blaze.

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A good Samaritan had to be treated in hospital after rescuing a dog from a Porirua house fire last night.

The blaze at the two-storey home on Azimuth Pl, Whitby, started just before 8pm, a central region fire communications spokesman said.

The house was severely damaged.

A passerby was taken to Wellington Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after intervening to rescue the family's dog. The dog was being treated at a nearby vet clinic.

The homeowners were out at the time.

 


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