WEST LINN, Ore. (KOIN) – Jared Hess delivered more than the mail on his USPS route in West Linn Tuesday.
He delivered the fire department.
Hess was on his route around 10:30 a.m. when he came up to the house at 2655 Coeur D’Alene Drive and saw smoke inside.
“The dog was barking, the smoke alarms were going off,” Hess said. “I could see smoke. I knocked, couldn’t get a response.” The dog looked like he was pleading ‘come help me.’
The officers saw the smoke, entered the house, learned no one was inside and found a metal pan on top of a turned-on gas stove. The fire was averted and the officers comforted a golden retriever — named Scooby — with dog treats. Read more