Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dog Submerges Herself In Bathtub To Survive Fire

A dog survived a raging house fire for six hours by hiding in a water-filled bathtub, according to firefighters. 

The house that burned was in the relatively new Beaumont subdivision off State Park Road near Mt. Creek Baptist Church. 

Piedmont Park Fire Capt. Duane Brock said the fire was extremely difficult to extinguish because of the size of the house and the intensity of the flames. 

Firefighters were able to rescue the dog, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois named Mia, from the basement of the burning home, according to Brock. 

Mia's owner, Chris Brumby, was amazed at how the dog survived, but said he knew she was smart.  "She acts like a human for most things," Brumby said. "And that kind of showed it. She knew where to go and hide."