Firefighters save dog from burning home

GREENFIELD – Local fire crews fought a house fire near Cumberland early Wednesday morning, saving the family’s dog from the burning structure.

Members of the Buck Creek Township, Sugar Creek Township and McCordsville fire departments rushed to a home in 1100 block of North Cambridge Court around 4 a.m. after 911 calls came in reporting the blaze, officials said.

Smoke could be seen pouring from the garage of the home, which sits inside the Valley Brook Village subdivision on the county’s west side.

Everyone inside the home made it out safely but told firefighters who arrived on the scene the family dog was trapped inside. One of the firefighters went inside the home while it was still burning and rescued the pet, officials said. The dog was unharmed and reunited with his family, officials said.

Fire crews were at the house until 8 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured.

The fire departments were assisted at the scene by members of the Cumberland Police Department.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or