BCFR responds to Log Cabin house fire; 5 pets perish

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Baldwin County Fire Rescue responded mid-morning Friday to a house fire at 165 Log Cabin Road, only several hundred yards aways from the its station on Airport Road.

The fire originated from the rear of the one-story, 37-year-old wood house. BCFR Chief Victor Young told Baldwin2K that his fire investigators were still working to determine the origin of the fire.

Young added that a Good Samaritan and a BCFR firefighter helped remove an occupant from the home, who "was really concerned about her pets." The occupant received some smoke and soot inhalation and was treated by paramedics.

That home owner – Cindy Waddell Murray – later posted to Facebook, thanking BCFR and and "all who helped - especially the 2 people that stopped and got (the occupant) out."

BCFD was able to save a cat, although four dogs and a cat lost their lives during the fire. Added the post:"So my house caught in fire today. It is a 100 percent loss. All of us people are ok but we lost 4 dogs and a cat. Again life is teaching me another lesson, hug your friends and family tight."

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