Jackson, a three-year-old Newfoundland, survived a house fire by hiding in the bathtub.
This 130-pound dog usually hangs out in the bathroom to avoid the hot weather, and in this case, it possibly saved his life.
When the fire started in the Credidio’s house, Jackson hopped into the bathtub. Firefighters found Jackson “actually sucking air out of the drainpipe, which is an old-school thing that a fireman would do.”
“That’s what really saved him, was getting his snout as low as he could and finding the drainpipe,” said one of the firefighters. “For a dog to make it through something like that was amazing.”
The firefighters said that Jackson looked up when they came in, but he was too scared to go with them. He seemed perfectly content with staying in the tub.
One of the firefighters picked up the Newfoundland and took him outside to safety.
Jackson was stuck inside the house during the fire for about 40 minutes, and he walked out with no injuries.
Everyone said that Jackson was a smart dog because he knew to keep his head low below the smoke, even though he never has received any official firefighting training.