VIDEO: Dog Resuscitated After Springfield House Fire

Dog Resuscitated After Springfield House Fire

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – It was another great “stop” for local firefighters after a Springfield home ignited Monday morning.  After getting the fire under control, Firefighters found an unresponsive dog inside the house. The dog was brought outside to waiting medics who worked to resuscitate the dog.

The home is located in the 400 block of Circle Dr. The first call came into 911 just after 9 am. MAP The Springfield Fire Department arrived quickly and knocked down the fire in record time saving about 60 percent of the structure, officials said.

After the dog was brought outside, Robertson County EMS worked feverishly to revive the dog that was initially unresponsive. After about ten minutes of resuscitation using a special K9 breathing mask and oxygen the dog began to show signs of life, even wagging its tail. A few minutes later the dog was sitting up and looking around, a good sign the dog will recover from its ordeal.

According to Springfield Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Boland the dog was transported to a local veterinarian for further treatment. We’re still waiting for an update from Robertson County EMS on the dog’s condition.

According to Boland, the fire appears to have started at the rear of the home but a cause of ignition has not been determined. No one was home at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported.

As soon as we can get more information on the status of the dog we will bring it to you.

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