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Neighbors hope to reunite boy injured in fire with lost dog

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An 11-year-old boy injured during a row home fire in Lykens has been asking hospital staff if his dog survived the fatal blaze Sunday night, according to his father.

Thomas Snyder said his son lost his grandmother, 55-year-old Patricia Scott, in the fire that damaged five homes in the 600 block of Main Street, but the family is not sure what happened to Dyna, the boy's Brittany spaniel.

Neighbors have joined in the search.

Heidi Miller has been knocking on doors to ask if anyone's seen the dog.

Ethel Sherman posted photos of Dyna on Facebook and sent a photo to a website that helps reunite owners with their lost pets.

Sherman has called local animal shelters.

"The dog never left the boy's side, from what I understand," Sherman said. "The hope is, with that in mind, the dog may have jumped out the window with the boy and his mom."

Dyna was wearing an orange collar and has small spots on her face, with a large dark mark on her left shoulder.

The boy and his mother are receiving treatment for smoke inhalation at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. A family member said both are breathing on their own and without the help of a ventilator.

Eight people were displaced by the fire and four of the homes appear to be a total loss. The American Red Cross and other organizations are providing assistance.

The cause has not been determined.



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