A toddler died after running back to his burning Gentry home to rescue his pet puppy on Saturday.

Twenty-three-month-old Loki Sharp had reportedly escaped his house around when he realized that he left his pet puppy inside and ran back to save it.

According to The Metro, his parents Kurtis and Caitlin Sharp were at home at the time but had lost track of their son while attempting to fight the fire and calling for help.



Kurtis said that the puppy, who also perished in the fire, “died trying to protect Loki from the fire”.

Gentry Fire Chief Vester Cripps told The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that faulty electrical wirings have caused the fire.

The Gentry Fire Department is still investigating the case.

burning house Authorities said three people were injured and 10 people were left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs, Dec. 9. In this photo, firefighters work to save burning houses along Linda Flora Drive during the Skirball Fire in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 6. Photo: Getty Images