Man runs back into burning home for kids

Children saved from burning house in West Alexandria. (WDTN photo/Bear Everett)
Children saved from burning house in West Alexandria. (WDTN photo/Bear Everett)

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Preble County man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight early Friday after firefighters say he ran back inside his burning home.

The fire started at 6085 Ray Road sometime after 2:00 a.m. The fire chief tells 2 NEWS a man got out safely, but ran back inside to get three children.

When he came out again, he collapsed in the yard. He is being treated for smoke inhalation.

No one else was hurt.

Firefighters found some puppies on the back porch. They were covered in debris, but otherwise fine.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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