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Firefighters Revive a Dog from a Burning Home

By Admin | March 3, 2011

On March 3, 2011 at approximately 10:28AM, Long Beach Firefighters were dispatched to a call for a house fire on the 4800 block of Bentree Ave.  The call originated from a Long Beach Gas Department Employee that saw large amounts of black smoke coming from a home.   When Engine 12 arrived on scene within three minutes they discovered heavy black smoke coming from the back of the house and attic vents.  Firefighters wasted no time in stretching a hose line into the structure after forcing entry through the front door and initiating an aggressive interior attack.  Firefighters/Paramedics on Rescue 9 quickly pulled a backup line to the rear of the home and pried the door to gain access.  The truck crew then laddered the roof to cut a hole that would relieve the intense heat and the heavy smoke below.  The blaze was quickly knocked down and a primary search for victims was immediately conducted throughout the smoke filled home.  It was then that Firefighters discovered what appeared to be a lifeless medium sized dog on the bathroom floor.  They quickly scooped up the dog and took it to the front of the house and began treatment with a canine resuscitator and administered high flow oxygen.  After assisting with ventilations the dog’s respiratory rate and drive greatly improved and was no longer lethargic.  The dog was then taken to a local area veterinarian for further treatment and evaluation.  No one was home at the time of the incident and there were no human injuries.  Thanks to the valiant efforts of the Firefighters, this dog did not succumb to its injuries and is doing well.  The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by Fire Investigators.  There were a total of 10 Fire Department apparatus and 26 personnel operating on scene of this fire that took place in the 8th Council District.

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