A police officer rescued a 17-year-old dog from a house fire in South Pasadena, authorities said Friday. Photo via South Pasadena Police Dept.
A police officer rescued a 17-year-old dog from a house fire in South Pasadena, authorities said Friday. Photo via South Pasadena Police Dept.

A fluffy white small but terrified older pooch was plucked to safety from a South Pasadena house fire by two South Pasadena police officers who were being hailed as heroes Friday.

The officers were sent to the fire in the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue and found the house partially engulfed in flames.

After calling out in an attempt to find any occupants, South Pasadena Police Department Cpl. Craig Phillips and Officer Brian Wiley forced their way into the home and found the small Maltese named Kolby who is in his teens, old in dog years. He was cowering in the corner of a downstairs room, police said. No one else was inside.

Kolby was rescued Thursday afternoon from the house uninjured and later reunited with his owner, police said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation by the South Pasadena Fire Department assisted by SPPD detectives.

—City News Service

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