Watch the video of Jose rescuing his dog below.
Video credit: Adam Guzman
A Southern California man ran into his home, which was completely engulfed with flames, to rescue his dog. The shocking footage shows Jose ignoring firefighters who tried to stop him as they battled the massive blaze.
Jose’s decision to risk his life has been praised by dog-lovers around the world after a video of the rescue went viral.
The moment was captured on film by his landlord’s son-in-law, Adam Guzman, who is not related to Jose. In the footage, Jose can be seen running in, despite protests from the firefighters. Within moments, Jose comes running out behind Gabanna, to everyone’s dismay.
He told ABC10 News: ‘’When I ran through curtain of fire where my van was and fence, I didn’t know what was behind that.’’
‘’I knew my dog was here, I knew she was here. I ran through here tried to stay in the middle this was going, this was on fire, I couldn’t see anything.’’
Guzman said Gabbana was hiding behind the toilet and it took him a matter of seconds to get her out of the house.
He added: ‘’All I wanted was to get my dog, I came in here, I didn’t hesitate, I just, I had to get her, she’s part of the family.’’
‘’There’s nothing that survived, nothing, all our savings were here.’’
‘’Me and family would’ve been destroyed, we love that dog, I’m sure there’s people that would do the same thing.’’
Jose and his family almost all their possessions, including the tools that Jose uses for work, KUSI News reported. But fortunately no one was hurt and the community is helping the family through GoFundMe.
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