Firefighter rescued, dog saved from Mass. house fire

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries; others were treated at the scene


SAUGUS, Mass. — Flames were so intense at the scene of a Saugus house fire on Thursday that a firefighter was forced to escape through a second story window. 

Officials reported three alarms at the single family wood frame home on Water Street. "One firefighter self-extricated through the front window," said Dept. Chief Michael Newbury of the Saugus Fire Department. "The crews on scene threw a ladder right to the porch, he climbed on the ladder. The lieutenant was in the hallway and came down the stairs and out the door."

No one was home at the time, but Mary Pike's Chihuahua was inside. There was an emotional moment when a Revere fire crew found the dog alive. 

Full story: Firefighter escapes from 2nd story battling Saugus fire

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