Two pit bulls rescued from burning home in NW Houston

Firefighters say neighbors risked their own safety to rescue two family pets.

December 11, 2012 5:49:10 AM PST
A neighbor helped save two pit bulls overnight from a burning home in northwest Houston.

The home on Joe Louis and Wilburforce caught fire just after 3am. The family who lives there was not home at the time, but their three dogs were. They all made it out safely.

"There were three dogs in the house. One of them actually hunkered down in one of the back room and survived," said District Chief Kevin Carley with the Houston Fire Department. "The neighbor was able to get the other two dogs out."

Firefighters are not sure what started the fire.

The house is considered a total loss. No one was hurt.