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Santa Monica Firefighters Save Dying Dog from Blaze  

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By Lookout Staff

March 22, 2017 -- Santa Monica Firefighters revived a dog they had rescued from a blaze Tuesday afternoon near Santa Monica High School, fire officials said.

The small dog -- which had lost vital signs of life -- was found in a small two-room apartment at 1857 7th Street as firefighters searched the interior for victims, officials said. No persons were found.

The dog "was overcome by heat and smoke," said Capt. Patrick Nulty, the department spokesman. "The dog was quickly pulled from the structure not breathing and without a pulse."

dog rescued from fire Firefighters performed “CPR” and provided oxygen through a “Pet Oxygen Mask” carried by all fire units, Nulty said.

"After 20 minutes, the dog began breathing on its own and regained consciousness,
even regaining the ability to walk around," he said.

Photo courtesy of Santa Monica Fire Department

Neighbors helped find a local animal hospital, where the dog was taken for further care, Nulty said.

It took crews ten minutes to control the blaze, which had totally burned the kitchen and a small room behind the kitchen at the back of the one-story structure.

"The truck company opened up a hole in the roof to release the heat and fire gases," which helped firefighters extinguish the blaze and search the apartment, Nulty said.

The Santa Monica Chapter of the Red Cross assisted with one displaced occupant, officials said.

Santa Monica Fire Department Investigators are currently working to determine the cause.


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