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Fireman’s Helmet Camera Captures The Moment He Runs Into Burning Home To Save Trapped Dog

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

When a fire broke out on July 19, 2015, at a Springfield, Virginia home, fireman Ben Sisson jumped into action.

“We grabbed our tools, went to the front door,” Ben said. “I forced the front door open and then we went inside.”

Ben captured the fire on a camera that was attached to his helmet. “You don’t know what you’re walking into,” he said. “You’re walking into an unknown environment.”

Thankfully, there were no people inside, but the fireman was told by neighbors that there may be three dogs inside the home. Feeling around the house blindly, the fireman searched for the dogs.

One of the dogs happened to be trapped behind a gate in the basement and couldn’t get out of the home.

“I started following the wall and that’s when I stepped on the dog’s bed and I reached down and I saw the dog was laying there,” Ben explained.

In the footage below, you can hear Ben yell “I got a dog!” and run outside with him. Once he got some fresh air, he started to come around a little bit,” the fireman said. The dog can be seen in his helmet camera running around the lawn, no doubt happy to be out of the burning house.

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