Woman, young son rescued from roof of burning home

11 puppies also pulled to safety from burning home

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Published: Jan 30 2013 05:07:14 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 29 2013 05:58:30 PM EST
Spring Township fire, rescue
SPRING TWP., Pa. -

A fire early Tuesday morning could have had a much different outcome were it not for the efforts of firefighters.

The fire started shortly before 4 a.m. in the kitchen of a home in the 700 block of Fritztown Road in Spring Twp., Berks Co., said officials, adding that the home quickly filled with smoke.

Responding firefighters found a woman and her young son on the roof of a porch and brought them down to safety. Both were taken to a hospital for evaluation and later released.

The firefighters also managed to rescue 11 puppies from the burning home, officials said.

Investigators have not yet determined what sparked the fire.