RELEASE: EPCSO DEPUTIES RESCUE TWO DOGS WHILE ASSISTING IN STRUCTURE FIRE

RELEASE: EPCSO DEPUTIES RESCUE TWO DOGS WHILE ASSISTING IN STRUCTURE FIRE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - On Saturday, January 30th, 2016, at approximately 1:15 a.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Anthony Police Department with a structure fire on the 400 block of Poplar in Anthony, Texas.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised by neighbors that an elderly man was still inside the fully engulfed home. The deputies entered the home in an attempt to locate the elderly man approximately 7 minutes later the deputies exited the residence.

While searching, the residence the deputies were able to rescue two dogs. The elderly man was later located safely with neighbors and EMS personnel.

One of the deputies was bitten on the hand by one of the dogs they retrieved from the residence, no other injuries were reported by Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Published 01 February 2016 03:09 PM by lantunez

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