Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hero Cop Saves Animals from Pet Store Fire

You're a police officer who winds up first on the scene of a fire at a pet shop. What do you do? Do you wait for the fire department? Or do you think of all the animals trapped inside that will die in the fire? Do you risk your own health to try to save the animals?

If you're Franklin, N.J., police officer Rafael Burgos, you don't hesitate: You head into the pet store and start saving animals from possible fiery death.

Once fire trucks arrived, and passers-by noticed what was happenings, others started helping Officer Burgos. In the end, not a single animal was lost to fire or smoke, despite the fact that the building was full of smoke when Burgos arrived.

Burgos himself, however, did suffer smoke inhalation. He'll be OK. And thanks to him, so will the dogs, cats, gerbils, birds and other pet shop animals.

I wonder if, like Pee Wee Herman, Burgos waited until the last minute before saving the snakes?


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