UNION COUNTY, Fla. — On Monday afternoon, Union County deputies received a call about a double-wide trailer engulfed in flames near S. County Road 229.
Deputies arrived within minutes to find the owner outside her trailer with minor injuries and suffering from smoke inhalation.
Union County Rescue arrived to assist and treat the homeowner.
The woman said the family dog was trapped inside a pet cage in the burning trailer.
Deputy Stock and Deputy Evans didn’t waste any time. They found a nearby pool ladder and were able to make entry into the double-wide through a window. Once inside, they worked through thick smoke to find the dog.
The deputies were able to pass the dog back through the window, saving his life.
On top of the heroic acts of both deputies, this was Evans first day on the job.
Forestry and fire units from Bradford, Baker and Union Counties responded to assist with putting out the fire.
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The fire scene was turned over to the State Fire Marshall. The Red Cross is also assisting.