Firefighters revive dog after early morning fire

Firefighters revive dog after early morning fire

Credit: Captain Brian Christenson / West Thurston Fire

Firefighters revive dog after early morning fire

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by KATIE SCAFF / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Firefighters from McLane Black Lake Fire Department and Riverside Fire Authority revived a dog and transported its owner to a nearby hospital after an early morning fire in Rochester.

Responders were dispatched around 6 a.m. Monday morning to a single-wide mobile home fire in the 6400 block of 201st Avenue SW, according to a release issued by the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

When crews arrived, the home’s occupants told fire crews that their dog Scooter was still inside.

Crews entered the home and found Scooter under a bed, where he appeared to be unconscious and dying, the release said.

Firefighter Kylie Kavanaugh was able to revive Scooter using a child-size mask to breath for the dog.

The occupants were treated for minor burns and abrasions.

Scooter was briefly reunited with his owner before she was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital. Scooter was taken to Fords Prarie Vet Clinic to be examined for smoke inhalation.

Damage was contained to a single room and its contents, but the cause of the early morning fire is still under investigation. Crews said the home did not have smoke detectors.

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