Four dogs are killed-- and three puppies rushed to an animal hospital after a house fire breaks out in Huntsville.
The fire started at a home on North Edgemont Circle off of Mastin Lake Road.
Right now officials say they believe the fire started in the living room of the home. WAAY 31 talked to the neighbor who made the 911 call.
"You could tell the house had been burning for a minute because the flames were shooting on the outside of the window and the outside of the top of the window was dark with smoke," neighbor De=awana Draper told WAAY 31.
Draper said she often sees an older woman outside the home on North Edgemont Circle with her dogs in the morning-- and said she's relieved the woman wasn’t home.
"If they were home i don't even want to think about that. If they were home and didn't nobody know. So if the woman would've been there that's normally there during the mornings i would've been real hurt if they would've said she would've been in that house."
Huntsville Fire and Rescue told us while the homeowner wasn't there-- there were eight dogs inside when the fire broke out.
An adult dog and her three puppies were rescued from the flames-- sadly four other dogs died.
"i'm hurt because she really take care of the dogs. She really takes care of those. I think they her babies."
Draper said she can’t imagine how much worse the fire would’ve been if she didn’t see it. She credits the fire department for its quick response.
"By the time I called within about 3 minutes i could hear the sirens. So they're kinda close too."
The homeowner told WAAY 31 the puppies are just a day old and have been reunited with their mother. They are still working to see when HEMSI will release the puppies and mother back to them.