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Dog reunites with Va. firefighter who saved her


>>>NEW AT 6:00, WE HAVE THE BACK STORY TO THIS PHOTO. FIREFIGHTERS PLUCKED A DOG FROM A BURNING BUILDING. THIS HAPPENED LAST MONTH. THE CREW IS GETTING A PAT ON THE BACK. WUSA9’S PETE MUNTEAN REPORTS. >>Reporter: I JUST TALKED TO FIREFIGHTERS AT ARLINGTON COUNTY FIRE STATION 6. THIS CALL WAS ABOUT A MONTH AGO. NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE. ONLY A COUPLE MILES. ALL OF IT WAS PRETTY ROUTINE, EXCEPT FOR ONE LUCKY LITTLE LIFE. >>THIS IS PROBABLY HER WORST NIGHTMARE. >>Reporter: SADIE IS A BORDER COLLIE MIX WHO KNOWS HOW TO BE RESCUED. ERICA DAVIS SAVED HER FROM A SHELTER THREE YEARS AGO. IT WAS FIREFIGHTERS WHO MADE THE LATEST SAVE. ERICA’S BUILDING ON LEE HIGHWAY STARTED BURNING. A BALCONY FIRE SPREAD TO HER CEILING. BUT ERICA WASN’T HOME. SHE GOT A CALL FROM A FIREFIGHTER ON THE SCENE. >>THE STREET WAS BLOCKED OFF AND SO I’M RUNNING DOWN THE STREET JUST, YOU KNOW, WHERE’S THE DOG, WHERE’S THE DOG BECAUSE THAT WAS ALL I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT. >>Reporter: THERE WAS SADIE IN THE PARKING LOT WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS OF ARLINGTON COUNTY STATION 6. A FIREFIGHTER WAS HOLDING A HOSE WHEN HE SAW SADIE INSIDE THE SMOKY BUILDING AND GRABBED HER. HE LEFT THE SCENE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE’S MEETING ERICA. >>HOW’S IT GOING? >>I’M ERICA. >>HEY, WHAT’S UP, SADIE. YOU LOOK BETTER THAN THE LAST TIME I SAW HER. >>RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME. >>SHE’S MY EVERYTHING. I MEAN, EVERYTHING ELSE COULD BE REPLACED. >>Reporter: THIS TIME THE THANK YOU COMES IN THE FORM OF BARBECUE. FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY WERE JUST DOING THEIR JOB. BUT HERE EVERY DOG HAS ITS STAY DAY. >>IT IS DEFINITELY NICE TO BE APPRECIATED. AND NICE TO SEE SADIE IS DOING GOOD. >>THEY JUST DID MORE THAN WAS REQUIRED. THEY KNEW THAT SHE WAS MY FAMILY AND YEAH, SO GRATEFUL. >>Reporter: AFTER ALL THIS, ERICA’S STRESSING ONE BIG THING. SHE SAYS ALL PET OWNERS NEED TO GET THE STICKERS YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR HOME. THEY LET FIREFIGHTERS KNOW IF THERE ARE PETS INNED THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED. SHE HAD ONE ON THE BACK DOOR. NOW SHE’S PUTTING ONE ON THE FRONT

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