Richmond County firefighters rescue trapped animals in house fire on Wayside Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:21 PM
Last updated 6:51 PM
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Firefighters rescued several pets Friday morning from a house fire on Wayside Drive.

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Richmond County firefighters were called to 3445 Wayside Drive about 8:30 a.m. The home’s occupants made it safely outside, where they were treated for smoke inhalation. But several pets were still inside. Firefighters rescued three puppies, two cats and three kittens.

Firefighters determined the fire started when someone placed a pile of clothes on top of lit cigarettes that had been left on a mattress.

Smoke damage was contained to one room of the house.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/25/14 - 03:04 pm
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Get your butt of the mattress.

Lit cig on top of the bed? Gives new meaning to "hot springs"

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KSL 07/25/14 - 03:23 pm
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Cigarettes, as in

Cigarettes, as in several??????

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CobaltGeorge 07/25/14 - 03:43 pm
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Lol

Maybe should read "Litted cigarettes"

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 07/25/14 - 04:00 pm
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"litted"? Is that even a

"litted"? Is that even a word? Perhaps you mean "lit"?

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corgimom 07/26/14 - 06:56 am
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Yeah, KSL, it sounds like it

Yeah, KSL, it sounds like it was deliberately set, doesn't it?

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hoptoad 07/26/14 - 09:17 am
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Cobalt, did you mean

Cobalt, did you mean "littered" cigarette - as in a pun?

A big rave for the fire department, pets are family, too.

I have two great friends who are retired firemen, and I had an uncle who was a fireman who was killed on the way to a fire because a distracted driver caused the fire truck to swerve and he was thrown off the back of the truck.

They have one of the top three most dangerous jobs and they deserve all the praise and respect they receive and more.

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