Police officer rescues dog from house fire in Virginia
Body cam footage shows a police officer saving a dog from a house fire in Buena Vista, Virginia.
A police officer in Virginia jumped into action Sunday to help with the rescue of a couple of dog after their home caught fire, and the dramatic rescue was captured by a bodycamera.
In images released by Buena Vista Police, Officer Jacob Moore can be seen in the smoke-filled house about 40 miles northwest of Lynchburg to search for the dog, Zoey.
One of the resident in the house, Lovie Atkinson, was already led out of the house by Moore and his partner, Lt. Edge Chittum, while the carport was engulfed in flames.
“They are screaming for someone with the name Zoey,” Moore told WDBJ, “So I thought it was a child. And I was like: Who is Zoey? Who is there in the house? And she says: ‘My husband down and my dog is there.'”
Zoey is seen after she was rescued by a fire in the house in Virginia.
(Buena Vista Police via Storyful)
The officer then went back in to search for the dog, as shown in the video, with flames spreading in the background.
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“The smoke was so heavy that I sat on the floor at one point and started beating the floor, screaming for the dog,” Moore told WDBJ. “I hit the wall, so that the dog began to bark.”
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Zoey can be seen jumping in the officer’s arms before they are able to get out of the house. The fire brigade came on the spot and were finally able to extinguish the flames.
A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been created to support the Atkinsons, who had “almost everything in their home destroyed.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed