Units from Osceola County Fire Rescue Stations 42, 64, and 72 were dispatched on Wednesday to a residential structure fire that started in the kitchen of a townhome unit in Good Samaritan Village. The Osceola Fire Rescue team quickly contained and extinguished the fire, provided care to a resident for smoke inhalation, and then the crew from Rescue 142 rescued the homeowner’s pet dog.

From arrival on scene to ‘fire out’ took the fire crews less than 4 minutes, but as Osceola County Fire Rescue said, “that short amount of time is still enough to fill a home with dangerous smoke – underscoring the importance of having an effective evacuation plan for your home.”

Remember to check your smoke alarms to ensure they are functional and that the battery is strong, and as the Osceola County Fire Rescue said… have a plan. It can save your life, and your family’s lives.