Man injured trying to save family dogs from fire

Posted at 11:49 AM, May 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-03 17:16:41-04

MURRAY - A man was injured in a house fire in Murray on Thursday.  It happened at a home on Poplar Street near 400 East just before 9 a.m.

Amber Bullock said she awoke to see a fire near her bed. She was able to get her 2-week-old daughter and 3-year-old son out of the home safely.

"I woke up and I grabbed her cause the whole end of the bed and dresser was on fire and so I grabbed the kids and got out," said Amber Bullock, resident at the home. "The whole bedroom was just full of black smoke."

Damage from a fire at a home on Poplar Street in Murray.

With flames consuming the inside of the home, Bullock's husband ran back into the home to save the family dogs.

"Two dogs were found and they were outside.  We got those and we secured the dogs at that point. We had another dog there," said Deputy Fire Marshall Russ Groves, Murray City Fire Department.  "He made it through the whole fire, he went and found a crib in here and he hunkered down under the crib and that dog made it through this fire."

Bullock's husband Zach was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and minor burns. He is expected to be okay.

Crews estimate the home has about $120,000 in damages. The exact cause of the fire is currently unknown, but investigators say it appears to be accidental.

The family will be staying with relatives.