Chihuahua saved in Tampa apartment fire

Our news partners at the Tampa Bay Times report an officer handed a chihuahua named Stitch to Soloman Griffen, who accepted the dog on his fiancee's behalf.

TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa police officer helped save and rescue a couple’s dog in a two-alarm apartment fire on Monday afternoon.

Our news partners at the Tampa Bay Times report an officer handed a chihuahua named Stitch to Soloman Griffen, who accepted the dog on his fiancee’s behalf. The couple was still hoping to find their cat named Lilo.

By 4:10 p.m. Monday, Tampa firefighters controlled the fire at the Brookshire Townhomes.

The fire caused more than $400,000 in damage, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

Related: Electric malfunction sparks Tampa apartment fire, causes $400K damage

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