Dog rescued from fire

2/28/2013

He said the family thought the dog had died in the fire, and were thrilled to hear it was recovering after being rescued.


An Oro-Medonte family has reunited with its black Laborador retriever after the dog was rescued from a fire Wednesday morning.

A Line 9 South neighbour called 911 after spotting smoke coming from the eaves trough of a nearby house.

Oro-Medonte fire chief Hugh Murray said the call came at 9:25 a.m. and the house was fully involved when crews arrived.

No one was home at the time, but firefighters soon realized there was a dog in the home.

“We put on a pet oxygen mask and the neighbour then ran the dog up to the vet at the end of the road,” said Murray.

He said the family thought the dog had died in the fire, and were thrilled to hear it was recovering after being rescued.

Murray said this is the first time the department has made use of its pet masks, which were donated last year by Invisible Fence® Brand.

Barrie’s fire department received 10 pet oxygen masks earlier this week.

Murray said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Approximately 30 firefighters helped put the blaze out, using pumper trucks to transport water to the scene.

The home is located between Ridge Road and Highway 11, and Murray said cost of the damage is more than a half million dollars.

Source: Simcoe.com

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