Family dog saves residents from burning home - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Family dog saves residents from burning home

The remains of a home damaged in a Monday fire are seen in this photo. (Source: KLTV) The remains of a home damaged in a Monday fire are seen in this photo. (Source: KLTV)
Caution tape blocks off a home on Shady Trail Drive after a fire destroyed the residence. (Source: KLTV) Caution tape blocks off a home on Shady Trail Drive after a fire destroyed the residence. (Source: KLTV)
DOGWOOD CITY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas family is safe thanks to a dog after a fire destroyed their home.

Richard and Rebecca Cupp, along with their 12-year-old granddaughter, were awakened around 11:45 a.m. Monday after the dog jumped on the woman. Realizing their home was on fire, the family quickly exited the residence on Shady Trail, near Flint. Everyone got out of the house safely.


The couple said the dog was a gift from their son.

The fire started in the kitchen about 11:45 a.m. Noonday Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire. Bullard and Flint-Gresham fire departments assisted. 

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
  • New Orleans sits atop an ancient barrier island

    New Orleans sits atop an ancient barrier island

    To the casual observer, this looks like any other section of marsh. However, this spot in extreme Eastern New Orleans-- almost at the St. Tammany Parish line-- is unique. 

    More >>

    To the casual observer, this looks like any other section of marsh. However, this spot in extreme Eastern New Orleans-- almost at the St. Tammany Parish line-- is unique. 

    More >>
  • Three charged in Kingston Frazier's death will face charges in Hinds County

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:26:16 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said the three will be charged with auto theft and kidnapping in Hinds County.

    More >>

    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said the three will be charged with auto theft and kidnapping in Hinds County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly