Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shelby County Fire Department Saves Dog From House Fire

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

A demonstration of how pet oxygen masks work
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  • A demonstration of how pet oxygen masks work

A lone dog was the only occupant at home when a fire broke out on Morgan Tree Lane this morning, but the Shelby County Fire Department managed to rescue the pet in the nick of time.

Around 11 a.m., a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy reported a house fire after he spotted the blaze while on patrol. The Shelby County Fire Department sent multiple fire trucks to the location, and the Memphis and Germantown Fire Departments also sent aid.

A Shelby County firefighter spotted a dog inside the home and managed to pull the dog out. The family pet was given oxygen and is reported to be doing well now.

It took firefighters 26 minutes to put out the flames, but a cause has yet to be determined.

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