Firefighters rescue dog with CPR

Published 10:49 am Friday, November 23, 2012

Austin firefighter Troy Holtz carries a dog rescued from a fire at 802 9th Street SE Thursday night to a waiting van to take it to a vet.

One Austin puppy is thankful for the Austin Fire Department this year.

Firefighters responded to a house fire at the 800 block of Ninth Street Southeast a little after 9 p.m. Thursday. Though the damage was contained to the kitchen area and the homeowners weren’t at home, firefighters did have to perform CPR on a dog at the residence. Fire Department Commander Terry Petersen said Friday morning the dog had a 50/50 chance of being all right, but as of midnight the dog was still OK.

Austin Police Captain Dave McKichan said the extent of damage to the home is still unknown. Fire Department officials met with the fire marshal at 9 a.m. Friday morning to determine what caused the fire.

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