Dog and man perish in blaze

Dog alerts family to fire, then dies in the blaze

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A dog was able to alert a Chicago, Illinois, couple to a deadly fire inside of their Southwest Side home this week. Tragically, Wednesday’s blaze still claimed two lives. According to the Chicago Tribune, Lori Dunn was able to escape the burning structure, but her husband, Michael Dunn, and the family dog, perished.

According to ABC 7 News, Michael Dunn helped his wife escape from their home, but he died after going back into the house to retrieve their dog. Firefighters who responded to the blaze discovered Dunn, unresponsive, near his deceased dog. Dunn was taken to a hospital, but died a short time later.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation – it is suspected that something may have gone awry with the Christmas light decorations.

The family lost everything in the blaze – a GoFundMe account has been established to help replace some of the items which were destroyed.

8 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    Michael Dunn died a Hero … His gave his own life for the wonderful animal that tried in vain to SAVE Both of the people he LOVED with heart and soul to The very END… Michael and his beloved dog walked into the Gates of Heaven Together ! so very sad for Lori!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    What devastating news. I am so sorry for the loss of her husband and the family pet. I wish he’d been able to get the dog and both of the get out. God Bless!


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