An early morning fire in Griswold has left two people dead, police say.
Updated: Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 7:13 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 7:13 AM EDT
GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) — A dog named Houdini was the only one to escape a house fire in Griswold that killed a couple, three other dogs and several cats.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that neighbor Claudia Bordeleau says Houdini was one of four pet dogs owned by the couple, who have not been officially identified until an autopsy scheduled for Friday.
The 10-year-old Labrador-German Shepherd mix lived up to the escape artist for whom he's named and found a way out of the burning house early Tuesday morning.
Bordeleau says she doesn't know how Houdini escaped, but he came running to her daughters. She says he wasn't hurt or burned.
She and her daughters are caring for the dog.
The fire reduced the house to its timbers, which were demolished Tuesday.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Information from: Norwich Bulletin