An elderly man in Brooklyn, N.Y., lost his life while trying to save his dog from a devastating house fire, reported Thursday's New York Daily News.
The tragic incident happened during the early morning hours on Thursday, inside of a house belonging to 80-year-old Heywood Wald and his wife, Marilyn.
Heywood Wald has tried to save his Chihuahua from the flames, but instead, he and his beloved dog died inside of their Mill Basin home.
Wald's wife, Marilyn, tried to get help from a neighbor.
Ash Wechsler stated that the panic-stricken said:
Help me, Ash, please help me.
My husband and the dog are in the bedroom.
By the time that outside help was sought, the fire had already taken hold over the structure and the thick blanket of deadly smoke made entering the home impossible.
Marilyn Wald was transported to a hospital to be treated for burns on her arm.
The initial investigation indicates that the deadly blaze may have been started by a toaster.
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