by TImothy Rutt
A structure fire was called in at about 12:20 PM Saturday at 3515 McNally Ave. Community correspondents Gary Altadena and 10-year-old Savannah McCarthy were on the scene, and report that no one was hurt, but a female relative of the home's occupants was there alone and had an asthma attack. The relative was transported to the hospital by paramedics.
A neighboring house also caught on fire with no one home but the dog, who was released into the neighborhood "snapping at any one who tried to catch him." A message on one of the local newsgroups said that an animal control officer was dispatched, but initially went to the home of the people who reported the fire, not to the fire scene itself. Status of the dog is currently unknown.
We are continuing to attempt to contact the county fire department for more information, which we will pass on when we get it.
We also have video of firefighters and neighbors attempting to corral the dog, after the jump.