Texas firefighters rescue pet frog from blaze

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.


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WESTWORTH VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn't croak.

Fort Worth firefighters rescued a pet frog and returned the amphibian to the daughter of the homeowners who were out of town.

Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said Wednesday that firefighters have saved dogs and cats, but it's the first time he recalls a frog rescue.

Firefighters on Tuesday night were dispatched to a blaze in Westworth Village. Crews searched the house and found no humans while bringing the blaze under control.

Then Jamie Wilson arrived and asked fire crews to look for her family's frog.

A firefighter located the unscathed frog in its glass container.

Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire that caused about $60,000 in damage.

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