Apr 11, 2013 7:53 PM by Andrew Ellison - email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - Two dogs died in a fire that badly damaged a home off County Road 55 today.
The fire started around 1:30 this afternoon and it took firefighters about an hour to contain the fire.
They were met with a challenge when they got out there because the nearest fire hydrant is 2 or 3 miles away.
So, they had to shuttle water from that location to the house.
Pat Murphy is the 72 year old caretaker of the property, who also lived in the home. He tried to grab a garden hose and fight the fire himself before firefighters got there.
He even tried to get into the house to save his two dogs, but the flames were too intense.
"I run around to the front. I couldn't even shut the back door, couldn't even get close to it, it was so hot. And I opened the front door and when I did, it flashed. And when it flashed, then that little dog cried for a long time. I just felt so bad. I couldn't go in that house though," Murphy says.
Firefighters do not know what caused the fire at this point.