Firefighters rescue pet dog from burning house in St Albans
Firefighters have saved a pet dog after a house went up in flames in Melbourneâs west on Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to the single storey home in St Albans just before 8am after neighbours noticed flames and smoke coming from the property.
Firefighters arrived to find the Everton Court house fully alight and, while conducting a search inside and attacking the fire, they found the dog suffering from smoke inhalation.
Firefighters rescued the eight-year-old Staffy X named Jess from near the back of the house and took her outside to give her oxygen.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus quickly brought the blaze under control in 20 minutes and stopped it spreading to neighbouring properties.
An occupant, who was asleep at the time the blaze broke out, was woken by neighbours and able to evacuate safely before fire crews arrived.
An MFB spokeswoman said Jess had made a full recovery and was now back in the care of her owner.
The cause is yet to be determined by fire investigators. Firefighters also discovered that no smoke alarms were installed inside the house.
Originally published as Fireys save dog from burning home
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