VIDEO: A 19-year-old Suffolk County woman and her three large dogs are lucky to be alive, thanks to specialized canine rescue training.
As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, the emotional family thanked volunteer firefighters who were in the right place at the right time.
"I can't even begin to tell you what you've done for our family," Tara Piniella told them.
Piniella choked back emotions after volunteer firefighters saved her daughter and then went into a smoky house to rescue her other babies -- three dogs.
"My house can be replaced. My daughter can't. My dogs can't," Piniella said. "Can I give someone a hug?"
On Sunday morning, with her daughter sound asleep, a dog security camera indicated the house was filling with smoke.