Family dog dies, woman with disabilities crawls to neighbor’s home to escape Linden fire

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A family dog died and a 54-year-old woman with disabilities suffered minor injuries after she was forced to crawl on her stomach to her neighbors home to escape a fire early Saturday morning at a home in the Linden area.

The blaze was reported before 4 a.m. Saturday in a one-story home at 1009 E. 26th Ave. after the woman, who was alone in the home, smelled smoke, officials said.

The woman, who has a prosthetic left leg, said she couldn’t get to her prosthetic leg in time so she crawled on her stomach to her neighbors home, officials said.

The woman was transported to OSU Wexner Center with possible minor smoke inhalation issues, officials said.

Her dog, a Rottweiler and pit bull mix, went back to his cage during the blaze and died in the fire, officials said.

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