Crime

May 16, 2014

Woman, and her dog, rescued from Olympia house fire

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

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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