HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — Two people, including a firefighter, were injured in a second-alarm blaze at a Huntington Beach home.
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The blaze broke out just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at the residence in the in the 8700 block of Brookside Drive.
Dramatic cell phone video obtained by KCAL9 showed the homeowner’s wife breaking through a barricade of firemen in an attempt to save her four trapped dogs.
“She just panicked. She was in a panic. It took three firemen to hold her back. She was headset on getting into the house. I said, ‘Doreen, Doreen, we’ve got the dogs, we’ve got the dogs, don’t worry, we’ve got the dogs,'” one neighbor explained.
The dogs — Cody, Katy and Jessie were carried to safety. Then finally, Kelly, was the last one out.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
But it’s the homeowner that neighbors are worried about. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
Though it’s unclear what the extent of his injuries were, neighbors fear he may have had a heart attack.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.
The home appears to be a total loss.