Boy jumps off school bus to rescue his dog from burning home

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PHOENIX –€” Authorities say a 14-year-old boy bolted off his school bus and ran to rescue his dog after seeing his Phoenix family’s home was on fire.

Fire Capt. Aaron Ernsberger says the boy had just gotten on the school bus at a nearby stop Friday morning. As the bus drove by, he saw smoke coming from his house. He went to the front door but could not enter because of smoke, flames and heat. He then ran to the back door to let the dog out.

News video showed smoke billowing from the home and firefighters on its roof where they cut a hole to let out smoke and heat.

No injuries were reported. There’s no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

Officials previously said the boy was 16.

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