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PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – First responders acquired here to the rescue of a household Of 4-legged pa…….

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – First responders acquired here to the rescue of a household Of 4-legged pals Inside a burning house in Plantation after, neighbors said, lightning struck the roof.

Neighbor Terry Robertson said the lightning strike occurred Immediately alongside Myrtle Terrace, Saturday afternoon.

“It was startling. Unexpectedly, we smelled smoke over right here,” she said.

Plantation Cops arrived On the scene simply minutes earlier than The hearth division.

“These two officers, Cannery and Pool, truly went into The house Immediately. They didn’t have masks,” said Robertson.

Terry said her neighbor, the proprietor of the house wright here the blaze broke out, wasn’t house, however her “4 canine, two cats and a pig” have been inside.

As firefighters sprayed the scene, two officers made a daring rescue, hauling out Wadsworth, the potbellied pig. The animal Appeared to be in no rush.

“The pig Might be about 200 kilos,” said Robertson.

Hearthfighters said they’re nonetheless investigating the set off, However the damage is According to lightning.

“Confined To at least one small space by the entrance door wright here the roof itself is burned,” said Plantation Hearth Deputy Chief Joel Gordon.

Late Saturday Evening time, Wadsworth remained at his neighbors house, however He’ll quickly Be In a place to waddle his method again house, since crews have cleared the scene.

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