BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-Three generations of men from the Langley family are being called heroes after rescuing a dog from a burning house. Tom Langley, 75, his son Chris Langley, 45, and Chris's son Caleb, 19, were working construction on the city's east side when they noticed smoke coming from a nearby house. They also saw a car in the driveway and noticed an unlocked front door, leading them to think someone was inside. As the Langley's called 911, they ran into the house to see if anyone was inside. Chris searched downstairs, while Tom and Caleb went upstairs. That's where Caleb came across a small dog in a cage in one of the bedrooms.
"We were still hollering and yelling to see if we could find anybody," said Caleb, "and I saw the dog and just unlocked it and that dog pretty well knew what was going on, and he ran right down the stairs and out of the house.”
Firefighters soon arrived and began to battle the blaze, which soon consumed most of the house. Luckily, it was determined that no one was inside. Fire officials do not encourage people to run inside a burning building, but say the three men acted bravely.
“I think it’s extraordinary," said Deputy Fire Chief Jayme Washel of the Bloomingtonn Fire Department, "the bravery that they showed and their selflessness.”
The dog was eventually reunited with its owners. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.