Lexington firefighters save dog, snake from house fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - No one was inside when it broke out, but they did save a couple of family pets.

Firefighters carried this dog out of the home to safety in the backyard.

It happened just before 6 p.m. in the 3300-block of Hartston Drive.

Captain Brian Moscoe said someone in the neighborhood noticed smoke coming from the house and called 911.

When crews got on scene, they found a fire in the kitchen area and were able to get it contained quickly.

“First in liner was able to do a quick search,” Moscoe said. “The primary search was negative for people, but we were able to save a dog and a snake.”

Moscoe said investigators are still working to determine a cause for the fire.

Fortunately, the damage did not appear to be extreme.