Texas FD arson detection dog found after going missing

Willie, a yellow Labrador, went missing Monday night and the department is asking for the public's help in finding him


Updated Sept. 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. CST

By FireRescue1 Staff

In a Facebook post, the Fort Worth Fire Department reported that the arson detection dog, Willie, was found 1.5 miles from home, and thanked the community for helping in the search. 

 

Willie was found about a 1.5 miles away from his home. Thanks again to everyone who helped us locate him.

Posted by Fort Worth Fire Department on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

By Loyd Brumfield
The Dallas Morning News

One of Fort Worth's firefighters is missing, and the department is asking for the public's help in finding him.

Willie, an arson detection dog for the Fort Worth Fire Department, has been missing since around 8 p.m. Monday.

He got loose near North Crowley High School at 9100 S. Hulen St., and "we've been actively searching for him ever since," Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said.

Willie, a yellow Labrador, is about 2-and-a-half years old with a blue collar and a brass name tag. He was officially off-duty at the time he went missing, but the dogs -- like firefighters -- are always on call, Drivdahl said.

Willie, who has been with the department for a few months and is one of three fire dogs, was with his handler at the time, Drivdahl said.

Anyone who has seen Willie should call the department at 817-392-3000.

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(c)2018 The Dallas Morning News

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