Dogs killed in Blount County house fire

ROCKFORD, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One man is recovering tonight after trying to save five pets killed in a house fire. Firefighters say the home is a total loss.

Blount County firefighters say the fire broke out around 2:30 Saturday afternoon on Martin Mill Pike.

They say no one was home at the time but a neighbor, whose grandparents live in the home, tried to save some dogs from the flames.

The man,who has not been identified, was treated for minor injuries and released from a Blount Memorial Hospital.

The Blount County Sheriff's Department is investigating, but doesn't see anything suspicious about the blaze.


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  • by Amy Location: Knoxville on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:58 PM
    This was my parents' house that burned. There were eight dogs inside. Five died in the fire. Only three of the bodies have been recovered so far. Of the surviving dogs, one is still hospitalized for severe burns, and another was treated for leg injuries. Tyler McGlothin, 16, and his father Bryan McGlothin saved as many animals as they could. Tyler broke through a window, severing an artery in his forearm. Both were treated for smoke inhalation and released from Blount Memorial Hospital. The owners of the house are Patricia and James David Abercrombie.

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