2 dogs saved from New Rochelle fire

A quick response by the New Rochelle Fire Department saved a home and two dogs from flames Tuesday.



Fire officials say they got a call from neighbors who saw smoke coming from the windows of the home on 539 Webster Ave. at around 11 a.m.



Homeowner Chris Ortiz was working in the Bronx and left the house empty except for his two poodles, which crews saved when they arrived.



Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire, which started in a second-floor bathroom.



"We had to open up a lot of windows up there, it was hot. There are five rooms on the second floor, and the heat and smoke extended to all of them. There is heat and smoke damage throughout the second floor and on the third floor," said New Rochelle Deputy Fire Chief Robert Benz.



The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."