Man, a woman and their three-month-old dog were rescued from a burning house in the village of Ullapuram, a village near here, on Thursday, according to police officials.
The rescue was done by a fire hydrometer belonging to the local forest department.
A local fire department official said the fire hydrameter was damaged in a recent fire.
Fire officials said that the woman and her three-year-old son were rescued by a local fireman, who immediately alerted the forest department when he saw them.
He also took them to a nearby medical facility.
The woman’s son was injured in the fire and the fire department had to evacuate him to a hospital.
They were transferred to the Ullacam police station for treatment.
The police official said that a local officer has also rescued the woman’s three-months-old puppy.
The village, located about two hours from Ullam, was badly damaged by a previous fire.
The area is known for its wildlife and forest activities.
The fire broke out on Saturday morning.
It was started by a group of villagers who decided to stay in the house due to the threat of the impending monsoon, which is expected to start in the next few days.
The villagers had been using the house as a shelter for their goats.