Dallas Firefighters Rescue Dog From House Fire

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Dallas firefighters saved the life of a dog early while battling a single-story house fire early Monday morning. (Published Monday, Jul 28, 2014)

    Dallas firefighters saved the life of a dog while battling a single-story house fire early Monday morning.

    Firefighters arrived at a home on the 3800 block of Tioga Street just after midnight Monday and found heavy, visible fire burning through a home.

    Firefighters were told that two women and two children had escaped the fire without injury, but still did a search through the home.

    Inside, a firefighter spotted a furry leg sticking out of some debris.  The firefighter freed the dog, a poodle mix named Fancy, and took her outside for treatment.

    Using a special dog mask, firefighters gave Fancy oxygen until she became responsive.  Shaking and trembling, she was then returned to her family so that she could be taken to the vet.

    Investigators are still working to determine what started the fire, though they believe it began in a back bedroom.

    The Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.