Pebbles the Pig Rescued from Second House Fire, Family Displaced in Aldie

Crews from 10 stations were called to fight a house fire near Aldie on Saturday morning.

[Loudoun County fire-Rescue photo]
Following a 911 call to the county dispatch center just after 9 a.m., fire and rescue crews from Middleburg, Philomont, Brambleton, Aldie and Fauquier County were dispatched to the 40000 block of Snickersville Turnpike where there was fire in a garage attached to a two-story home. Additional crews were called from Hamilton, Moorefield, Leesburg, South Riding and Dulles Airport to help truck water to the scene. Also, the Medical Ambulance Bus brought in to help firefighters operating in the cold conditions.

The family of four had evacuated from the home, but firefighters rescued the family’s pet pig, Pebbles, during their operations.

There were no injuries reported in Saturday’s fire.

In a story that got international attention, Pebbles was adopted from the Middleburg Humane Foundation by the family in 2015 after the potbelly pig recovered from injuries sustained in a Thanksgiving Day 2014 house fire in Warrenton. The foundation raised more than $7,000 in community contributions help treat the pig’s third-degree burns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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