• Woman runs into burning St. Cloud home to save dog


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A St. Cloud woman is recovering Monday after she tried to rescue her dog from a house fire.

    Fire crews said the woman, who lives in this home on Robinson Court, received second-degree burns from the fire.      

    Crews said she rushed inside to save her dog from the flames, and then a neighbor, Charles Mendez, helped get the pair out of the burning home.

    "As I come around the bend, I grabbed her. She had a dog on a chain, so, I grabbed her but she was bleeding," said Mendez.

    The state fire marshal is trying to figure out what caused the blaze.

    The woman suffered non-life-threatening burns, according to officials. She was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. The woman's dog was not injured.

    "I'm just happy for the lady, she's alive," Mendez said.

    Firefighters said the home is a total loss.

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