4 dogs and 7 puppies rescued from Phoenix house fire

Three dogs and seven puppies were reunited with their family after a morning house fire in Phoenix.

Firefighters arrived at the location around 7:30 a.m. and isolated the blaze to a single bedroom before it could spread into the attic and the rest of the home. The full puppy litter was quickly located and rescued from the burning building near the intersection of 19th Avenue and Rose Garden Lane. One adult dog ran away from the chaos. 

All those who lived in the home will be displaced due to smoke and heat damage.

A fourth-grade girl who lived at the residence ran to a neighbor's house who called 911 to report the fire..

"I heard the smoke alarm going off, and I heard I saw a smoke coming out of the room, so I went outside," said the girl, identified only as ‘Scarlett.'

Scarlett was home alone at the time. Her big sister was already gone before mom made it back. She did, however, have one more place to turn to: her next door neighbor.

"She said if anything happens, we’re here and well, something happened," said Scarlett.

"She knocked on my door crying, saying ‘my house was on fire,’" said the neighbor, identified only as ‘Beverly.’

Beverly called 911 and Scarlett’s mother at the same time. At the time, she was not sure if any other people or pets may still be inside.

"I was talking to the fire department while I was talking to her, and I could hear the dogs barking," Beverly recounted. "I said ‘how many dogs are in there?’ She said four, and so I asked if I could go in and get them. They said ‘no. Don’t go in.’"

A community assistance program is helping the family with their needs while investigators determine the cause of the fire.

Officials said there were no injuries to firefighters, dogs or members of the community.