PORTLAND – Two dogs were rescued after a home caught on fire in Northeast Portland Saturday morning. One other dog did not survive, firefighters said.
At 8:20 a.m., a fire started in a garage and spread throughout a home at 5114 NE 109th Avenue. Firefighters arrived and pulled three dogs from the smoke-filled home. Two of the dogs were resuscitated. The third dog died at the scene.
Firefighters used special pet rescue equipment from a local veterinary clinic to revive the dogs.
When crews first showed up to battle the blaze, they were deterred by downed electrical lines that were on top of cars in the home’s driveway, a fire official said. The lines also electrified water pipes close to the home.
"The quick initial response contributed to the overall successful outcome of this incident" said Battalion Chief Rich Stenhouse in a news release to KGW.
The fire was extinguished in ten minutes. Investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire.