Dog perishes in NE house fire, two others rescued - KPTV - FOX 12

Dog perishes in NE house fire, two others rescued

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A total of five small dogs were inside a home that caught fire early Sunday. Of the four that made it out, two were saved by fire personnel.

Additionally, two residents were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, one of whom ran back into the house in an effort to save three dogs that were still trapped inside.

A Portland Fire spokesman says they were called to the 5100 block of Northeast 109th Avenue at 8:20 a.m. They arrived to find flames coming from the back of the house.

Access to the fire was complicated by an overhead electrical line which was down over the top of the cars in the driveway. In addition to the power line hazard, water pipes were energized by power lines that were compromised, making it difficult to shut off the municipal water supply to the home.

Once fire crews were able to get inside the home, they knocked the fire down within 10 minutes.

While doing a preliminary quick search they located three dogs, two of which survived after firefighters used specialized equipment donated by a local vet to resuscitate them. The third dog did not make it.

The fire appeared to have started in the garage. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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