Video captures moment firefighters rescue dog from Phoenix house fire

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 23:17:11-04

Firefighters were able to rescue a homeowner's dog after a house fire in north Phoenix on Wednesday morning. 

Crews responded to reports of a house fire near 32nd Street and Beardsley Road and found a detached shed fully involved in a fire that was extending into the home. 

Firefighters battled the wind-driven fire that eventually made its way into the home and attic area. 

Fire crews were able to gain control of the blaze and rescued one of the homeowner's dogs.

Phoenix fire said the homeowner suffered first and second-degree burns while she was trying to find her dogs. 

"My whole life went up in flames, everything I've ever had in my life, everything, it's gone," said Iris Benavides, who lives at the home. "Honestly, one more moment and I thought I was going to pass out. I pushed myself to get out."

Benavides was taken to the hospital for her burns but is in stable condition at this time.

"At the end of the day, we need to tell all those people we are with that we love them. Because you never know when life is going to go boom - up in flames," Benavides said.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Benavides with hospital and housing costs.