WALKERSVILLE, Md. -- A man died overnight when he apparently tried to rescue a family pet from a house fire in Walkersville.
Michael Aquino, 50, apparently made it out of the house before returning to rescue a pet. His body was found in a second-floor hallway.
Aquino's wife, daughter and granddaughter are being treated for smoke inhalation.
------Although this story was a short blurb over the newswire, it does touch on how much family pets have become a major part of the family.