Man saves kenneled dog from fire

Man races into burning home – saves dog locked in kennel

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A dog is alive today – thanks to the bravery of a man who ran into a burning home in Haysville, Kansas. According to the Wichita Eagle, Kyle Berger, a city of Haysville employee, was driving on Friday when he came upon a house fire on Spencer Drive.

Berger immediately ran to the home – banging on windows and doors to see if anyone was still inside. When Berger went around back, he found a door unlocked. Though flames were were shooting out of the windows, Berger didn’t hesitate to open the door and rush inside.

Thanks to his bravery, a dog who was inside, locked in a kennel, was saved. Berger grabbed the cage and rushed the dog outside to fresh air and safety. Berger told the news agency that the dog was scared, but happy to see him – thankfully, thanks to the good Samaritan’s quick actions, the dog made it through the frightening situation unharmed.

Berger is no stranger to fires…in fact, he has over a decade of experience working as a volunteer firefighter. No people were injured in the fire, but the house did suffer extensive damage and a pet bird may have died.

(Screenshot via Wichita Eagle)

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10 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    A true HERO!!! Our Country needs to have more individual’s that have A HEART of GOLD and The PASSION for LIFE!!! There are not a lot of people that would have done what he did!!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Thank you Kyle Berger for saving the life of this dog. Not many people would risk their lives for a dog, you are a true hero!

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    Kyle Berger is a HERO! This is the kind of man this country needs more of – he risked is own life to save a helpless dog who would have perished if not for him – stand up and take a bow – you saved a life!

  4. Darla says:

    I do not mean to throw cold water on a feel good story; however, how did he know there was a dog locked in a kennel in there? Did he just “take a chance” that a dog or human might be there? I’m normally not a suspicious person but I remember reading another fire story about a supposed passerby who ran into the house and saved a pet’s life….turns out that the so-called hero had actually started the fire and then he looks like a hero. I hope that’s not the case in this story.


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