The Sublette Fire Department says Thursday morning smoke detectors Saved Lives.
At approximately 04:12 am today, the Sublette and Amboy Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to Rural Amboy for a House Fire with 2 Children trapped on the 2nd Story.
Quick thinking children escaped to the roof and were rescued by family. All family members treated and transported for smoke inhalation. One dog was rescued by firefighters and one found deceased.
Assistant Sublette Fire Chief Kevin Schultz said the fire began in the kitchen. Crews were able to contain the fire there. He did say there was quite a bit of smoke and heat damage throughout the house. The cause of the fire was unknown at this time.
Schultz also said another simple thing helped to save lives in this fire. He said the family also had the bedroom doors closed to their rooms. He said this kept the smoke in the bedrooms down to a minimum as well as prevented the heat in the room to rise which could have been fatal in minutes.
Dixon Rural also assisted at the scene.