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By Karla Kelly

Robert Hurst and ‘Skye’.

It has been over two weeks since fire destroyed Robert Hurst’s Lewiston Road home and he and his son Bobby, and his dog ‘Skye’ are still looking for a new home.

The Jan. 3 fire could have proved deadly, but the elder Hurst was woken just after 1 a.m. when his 23-week-old dog ‘Skye’ jumped on his chest, alerting him to the danger.

“She is family, she is our hero,” Hurst said afterwards. “We were so amazed that this pup would save our lives.

The Hursts and their dog have been living at the Siesta Motel in Digby and are still looking for a place to move into.

“A couple of places have come up for rent but they are not in the Weymouth area,” said Hurst.

“There might also the possibility of getting a trailer to put on my land.”

Hurst said he is still looking into getting a rental car.

“It’s hard to get anything done without a vehicle,” he said.

A benefit for the Hursts will be held Jan. 25 at the Weymouth Legion from 12 to 4 p.m.

Geographic location: Lewiston Road, Digby, Weymouth

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