UPDATE: Dog that was rescued from house fire and ran away is reunited with family

WAUKESHA -- We can report a happy ending for Minnie!

She has been reunited with her family, according to a post by the Waukesha Police Department.


Officials with the Waukesha Fire Department asked for help on March 4 to find Minnie who was rescued from a house fire -- and then ran away.

Police and fire officials responded to a home on Blackhawk Trail near Guthrie Road just after 4 p.m. following numerous 911 calls reporting a fire at a two-story, single-family home. The resident was outside with three of her four dogs and advised one dog was still inside.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire on the exterior of the home as other fire crews entered the home to search for the missing dog -- and extinguish fire inside the home that traveled into the attic.

The dog was found and taken outside, at which point she ran away.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire was under investigation, but officials said it started on the outside of the home.