Dog Survives Fire By Hiding In Bathtub


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.

Source: Newsday

8 Responses to “Dog Survives Fire By Hiding In Bathtub”

  1. Lynn says:

    Wow - I am impressed. I’ve always thought that dogs were a lot smarter than a lot of people.

    Look at that sweet face.

  2. Bridgett says:

    A very smart dog! I bet the family already knew that, though. Very sweet face.

  3. Nora and Rufus says:

    A great Newfie and a lucky family to have him. They are known for saving lives. I love him. Lynn, I agree, such a sweet face.

  4. Tanya says:

    Glad you survived, Jackson ! what a pretty dog.

  5. luu says:

    wow if that was my dog i would have been so scared i have a newfie too and he is smart

  6. Lindsey says:

    wow my boyfriend is a firefighter and idk if he even knew that lol many people and animals die in fires and im really glad jackson saved himself! God Bless~

  7. Lindsey says:

    wow my boyfriend is a firefighter and a very good one at that but stuck in a situation like that i can see people panic but i cant even imagine how a dog being so scared and knowing how to control himself like that must have been like. Many people and animals die in fires and im really glad jackson was saved! God Bless the firefighters and thank you for you good doing~

  8. Austin says:

    Wow does anyone know wat kind of puppy dat iz ?????

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