Dog pulled from burning home saved by paramedics, firefighters and police

Police, fire and paramedics worked together to save a dog found in a structure fire this week. Facebook photo.

Police, firefighters and paramedics worked together to save a dog rescued from a house fire this week.

At about 2:20 a.m. on June 4, fire crews responded to a structure fire I the 500 block of 21st Street East.

While there was no smoke or fire seen outside, firefighters found both inside the home. They quickly entered and extinguished the fire.

During their initial sweep of the home, they found a dog curled up, unable to escape the heat and smoke.

They pulled the pup from the blaze and found that he was unable to walk on his own and in respiratory distress. Firefighters, paramedics and Police Const Dean Smith worked to resuscitate the dog, starting oxygen therapy and giving him some water.. Within minutes, he was able to walk on his own.

The police took over from there, taking the dog to ensure he was able to receive follow-up medical care. The fire was contained and no neighbouring homes were damaged.