INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – A 4-year-old Chihuahua is getting credit for saving a woman from a south side house fire early Thursday morning.
Firefighters say the dog named “Rosie” wouldn’t stop barking after fire broke out in a home near Meridian Street and Thompson Road just after midnight. The noise woke up 25-year-old Tori Brandenburg, who was house sitting for her mother.
Brandenburg told police when she woke up, there was smoking coming from the ceiling in the living room. She got out of the home and called 911 when she saw flames on the back side of the home.
She said though the home had working smoke detectors, none of them went off before she evacuated.
No injuries were reported, thanks in large part to Rosie’s persistence.