VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (KSNW) – A home just west of Valley Center was damaged in a fire early Tuesday.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of W. Glenda, northeast of 85th Street North and Ridge Road.
According to Sedgwick County Fire District 1, the resident was awakened by the fire and was able to exit the house, which was “well-involved at the time.”
The resident’s dog, Reba, was still inside the home when crews arrived.
Captain G Jaso and firefighter Alex Orth were able to locate Reba, who had been overcome by smoke and was unconscious. Orth carried Reba outside to attempt resuscitation. After some time, Reba recovered. She was alert and active before the crews left the scene.
“She repaid the fire crews with some love of her own, showering them with affection,” said SCFD1.
Officials say the fire originated outside and moved inside, and crews were able to contain it quickly. As a result, the home is not a total loss. The cause remains under investigation.