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Dog Dies, One Clings to Life, After Woman Leaves Generator Running Inside Her Garage

MASARYKTOWN – Fire Officials have constantly warned residents about the dangers of running a generator inside your home or garage, but sadly, a woman on Lincoln Ave failed to heed those warnings and it cost the life of at least one of her two dogs.

Around 11:00 a.m. this morning Fire Rescue responded to 196 Lincoln Ave, after neighbors called to report a generator running inside the garage. Witnesses told RNRF that several neighbors banged on all the windows and doors, fearing that someone may have succumbed to the carbon monoxide fumes. Eventually, firefighters arrived on scene and forced entry, where they found one deceased dog and another clinging to life.

Linette Guzman provided the image below of a firefighter attempting to save one of the dogs but it’s not known if it has survived.

The owner was not home at the time of the incident but neighbors say she had been running the generator inside her garage for days.

Witnesses we spoke say they have no sympathy for the dog’s owner because she should have known the fumes would have killed her animals.

Division Chief Alex Lopez tells RNRF that it can only take a few minutes for dangerous levels of Carbon monoxide to fill a residence and potentially kill a human or animal.

We were unable to locate the dog’s owner for comment but officials say she could face civil or criminal penalties for her actions.

This is the second incident this week involving residents using a generator inside their home. On Monday, a home on Drysdale St. in Spring Hill was destroyed, after a generator caught fire inside the garage. There were no injuries as a result of the fire but the home is a total loss.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • Am I the only one bothered that they published her address AND put pictures of the house up so you can verify it’s the house you find on Google maps?…

    Saturday, 16 September 2017, 10:08 am
  • What about the friggin idiot who ran the generator in the house and killed her kids. I swear people are so unbelievably stupid anymore. Just like the people driving lately the roads are crazy, I’ve witnessed several close calls that are totally avoidable by just paying attention to the road: since the hurricane people are so much more careless, idk why? It’s like that movie, comedy where Luke Wilson’s character gets frozen and wakes in like 1000 yrs and the people are so stupid, (trying to irrigate crops with Gatorade etc) that he becomes president and they think his character is a genius lol. It feels as if that is the direction of our future population. So sad for the fur babies, and the poor sweet innocent children who’ve died due to their idiot caretakers. Sorry about the rant, just am so….?? Speechless.

    Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:19 am

    Thursday, 14 September 2017, 3:58 pm
  • Glad the lady didnt die have a blessed day…

    Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:12 am
  • All the idiots that were idiots before the storm have resumed there normal self

    Thursday, 14 September 2017, 5:51 am
  • So very sad

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 11:43 pm
  • WHAT DON’T PEOPLE GET???? There have been warning way before the storm, during the storm and after the storm about running generators in the garage or in the house…..I just don’t understand it! This makes me so damn angry it is unreal! She should be punished for the death of the one dog and I don’t even know if the other dog lived or not. Authorities need to punish people that are negligent to pets!

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 5:32 pm
    • I forgot to ad, the pictures of the rescue person
      that was trying to get the dog to live is just so, so sad. I could just about read his mind and he was probably thinking, “come on, come on baby, you can do it!”

      Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 5:35 pm
  • How come some people can be so stupid, hang her ….Poor fur babies..

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:35 pm
    • Old let’s just kick the woman when she’s down she may not even live so until that time why don’t we just say our prayers and hope that people take this as a lesson instead of kicking somebody when they’re down and just about as far as they can go you must be the most perfect individual That Ever Walked on this Earth I pity you

      Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 7:36 pm
      • you are a stupid man!

        Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 11:45 pm
  • Kudos to that Firefighter for trying. Education and Prevention are so abundant, this should have NEVER happened.

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:26 pm
  • Very sad, extremely different topic, I love your pic Nancy!

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:21 pm
  • People do this to prevent theft, eliminate the source (theft) and problem will go away. Punishment is way to lenient to fit crimes of this type, fines, jail time etc do not deter people.

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:14 pm

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:30 pm
  • She should be locked in a garage with a running generator. Those poor babies didn’t deserve that at all.

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:27 pm
  • Very sad.

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:26 pm

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