- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BOUTTE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man says he escaped a catastrophic fire only thanks to the action of his dog.

Calvin Baldwin tells WVUE-TV that his dog, Rusty, stood on the end of a sofa and started scratching Baldwin’s arm to wake him up during the Sunday morning fire at his home in Boutte. Baldwin says he awoke to see smoke, grabbed Rusty and escaped the house.

The fire left the inside of the home charred and the roof partially collapsed.

Baldwin says all his personal belongings in the house he had shared with his late wife have been destroyed, including his boat.

Baldwin’s mother, Maudie McCoy, says they’re staying positive, and Rusty will be rewarded with “a lot of kisses, a lot of bones.”

___

Information from: WVUE-TV, http://fox8live.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide