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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oroville: Firefighters Resuscitated Dog With Pet Oxygen Mask

  California firefighters knock down fire, revive dog
Crew searched house, found unconscious dog, which was rescued resuscitated with dog oxygen mask and taken to vet

OROVILLE, Calif. — Oroville firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that was burning on the south side of a house on Acacia Lane at about 10:47 a.m. Tuesday.

Engine 1 was just a few blocks away. Capt. Dave Hilson said the fire was burning in rooms on the south side of house when they arrived. Firefighters extinguished the fire a few minutes after they arrived.

No one was at home at the time.

Firefighters ventilated the house to release heat and smoke and another crew searched the house and found an unconscious dog, which was rescued resuscitated with a dog oxygen mask and taken to a vet, said Oroville Battalion Chief Dean Hill Jr. by telephone later.

"I think he is fine, but he took in quiet a bit of smoke," Hill said.

Fire was contained to the living room, but smoke damage went throughout the house. The Oroville Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
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