Woman, and her dog, rescued from Olympia house fire

May 16, 2014 

Passersby pulled the homeowner from a burning mobile home in the Olympia neighborhood on the south side of Columbia on Friday. Firefighters later rescued and revived a dog. The fire, at 1316 Dover St., destroyed much of a mobile home. The homeowner was taken to the hospital.

COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT — SPECIAL TO THE STATE

— A resident of Olympia was taken to the hospital after she was rescued from her burning home by two good Samaritans Friday afternoon.

When Columbia Fire Department units arrived at 1316 Dover Street they found the front of the mobile home engulfed in flames and smoke; The homeowner was being assisted by two people in the front yard, fire department spokesman Brick Lewis said in a news release.

The two strangers were driving through the area when they noticed the mobile home fire and stopped to help.

A dog was also rescued from the burning structure and revived, Lewis said

In all, three people have been displaced by the fire which did substantial damage to the home.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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