Dog rescued after lightning strikes apartment in Biloxi

This morning, Biloxi fire and police rescued a puppy from an apartment building struck by lightning.

Biloxi Fire Department got the call around 6:45 this morning of a fire at Lagniappe Apartments. Once on scene, the flames and smoke were extinguished from three to four units and no injuries were reported.

And a four-legged girl was rescued, the dog is safe and back with her parents. Biloxi Fire Chief Nicholaus Geiser said, “In our training we always focus on life safety so that extends to the pets. A lot of people consider pets as a part of the family, I know we do. So, when we encounter a pet, whether it be a cat, dog, we’ve even encountered snakes and those types of things, we do try to get those out of the apartment because smoke affects them just as much as it affects us.”

Biloxi fire tells News 25 the day was successful and they were happy to reunite the pup with its family.

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