By the time authorities arrived, the fire had burned through the roof.
At 1:30 a.m., police and firefighters arrived at the Arizona home to find that the flames in the attic had quickly spread to the garage below.
By the time authorities arrived, the fire had burned through the roof and into the back of the garage.
There were two dogs outside the house, but a loud squeak inside indicated that they weren’t the only ones.
Seven puppies were trapped in the garage, all just a few weeks or days old.
“As soon as the garage door was opened, the mother of the puppies ran outside and our police officers ran inside at the sound of the squealing puppies”, said Glendale spokesman José Santiago.
One police officer entered the smoke-filled garage with the help of other officers in an attempt to find and rescue the terrified puppies.
He noticed all seven on the floor after avoiding cars on his route.
The officer collected the puppies and placed them in a large metal food bowl.
The officer cautiously stepped outside, away from the house, placing the puppies on top of each other so they could start breathing fresh air.
They are also reunited with their mother!
The officers had a place where they could keep the puppies until they were taken to the local veterinarian for evaluation thanks to some helpful neighbors.
“While the Glendale Fire Department applauds the bravery of these officers, we want to remind the public that re-entering a burning or smoke-filled home is risky and could result in serious injury or death”, the statement said.
“This is not something that ordinary people should do; instead, it should be left to the discretion of public safety specialists”.