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Man killed while trying to rescue dog from fire

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An Armstrong County, Pa., man's unwavering devotion to his dog ultimately resulted in his death reported Wednesday's WPXI News.

Terry Verner and his cousin were initially able to escape from an early morning fire which had engulfed Verner's Plumcreek Township mobile home.

Verner's own safety was not good enough...the cries from his trapped dog prompted him to rush back into the burning structure in an attempt to save his companion, but he did not survive his rescue attempt; firefighters later found the man's body near the front door of the mobile home.

Verner's heroic actions come as no surprise to his friends and family.

Verner’s cousin Corey Pyle told WPXI News:

He was just a good, caring guy. He loved kids, animals, everything,”

The cause of the deadly fire remains under investigation.

Though not specifically stated in the WPXI News publication, it is presumed that Verner's dog also perished in the deadly blaze.

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