Two people, dogs rescued from a house fire in Simsbury, Connecticut

Two people, dogs rescued from a house fire in Simsbury, Connecticut

Firefighters rescued two people and their dogs from a fire at a Connecticut home earlier this summer, according to footage released Sept. 15 by the Simsbury Police Department.

The fire, which took place on 6 July, trapped two people upstairs from their home. In the footage, emergency teams are seen breaking down the door of the house, watering the fire and helping the victims to safety.

The footage also shows the victims’ dogs, Lily and Sam, receiving treats from an officer.

Local media reported that both people were transported to hospital following the incident but neither were injured. Credit: Simsbury Police Department via Storyful

Video transcription

911 OPERATOR: Simsbury 911. What is your emergency address?

WOMAN: 270 Bushy Hill Road. I think our house is on fire.

911 OPERATOR: OK. Why do you think so, lady?

WOMAN: We are upstairs, but there is a lot of smoke everywhere, hot. We opened the door downstairs and we can even choke. It’s just … I don’t know what’s causing it.

911 OPERATOR: OK. So everyone has to evacuate the house. Are they all away from home?

WOMAN: No. We literally woke up to this.

911 OPERATOR: OK. I want you to evacuate the house, and I’ll send a whole bunch of people there. So stay on the line. OK? District 4 and Simsbury Fire HOT Response, 270 Bushy Hill Road. I have a report of hot air in the house, very smoky. They hear there is a fire in the house.

MAN 1: Yes, the smoke comes out of the house quite well. Try taking the car to the back. Yes, the kitchen is completely engulfed.

WOMAN: We’re starting to have some difficulty breathing here. Really, really bad, smoking and all.

911 OPERATOR: OK. Are you able to open a window for yourself? Or are you able to get out? Parties cannot go downstairs. The smoke is too strong and there is no visibility.

MAN 1: Do you have a ladder?

WOMAN: We are on the second floor.

911 OPERATOR: OK. Do you have pets in the house?

WOMAN: Yes, our two dogs are here.


911 OPERATOR: All right, ma’am. Are you OK? Can you see my officer? I want you to open the window, get your head out of that window and start screaming for him, please.

MAN 1: Hello, can you hear us? Come outside.


Hey. Do you want to take that oil tanker? Pull it up. It is in the back. That’s where the fire is. Go go go go. Behind, behind the house. Are you okay, Bob?

MAN 2: Yup.

MAN 1: Everything is fine. I think we are good with a tube. Are they all … Is that hose from the truck? Okay, turn it on.



Hit it, baby. I got you. To go. Atta boy.


MAN 1: To move on. Hit it. Nice work guys. Good work. Good work, guys. Here we are.

MAN 3: Come on. How many people are there?

911 OPERATOR: Only two people, right?

MAN 3: Where did the ladder go?

WOMAN: Two people, two dogs.

MAN 1: Give me your hand. I got you. Give me your hand.

MAN 4: Roll it back. Take that [INAUDIBLE] out.

MAN 1: Give me your hand. Swing. I got you. Come on.

MAN 4: How many people?

MAN 2: Two.

MAN 1: OK let’s go. Okay, keep walking. OK let’s go.


MAN 3: I’m with you. Don’t worry. Let’s not go.

MAN 4: Get off, guys. [INAUDIBLE]

MAN 1: Bob is in the back. I don’t know what his radio is doing. Go get it. Four steps, Michelle. Four steps.

MAN 5: You understand, Michelle.

MAN 6: I got you, Michelle. I got you.

MAN 3: You are doing well. You are doing well.

MAN 6: And we got it [INAUDIBLE] right next to you. I have Mr. Arnold behind us. We are in good shape.

MAN 3: Do good. Here it is.

MAN 7: Here we are.

MAN 6: I got you, Michelle.


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