Humboldt firefighters rescue dog in house fire

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Crews responded Monday afternoon to a house fire in Humboldt where part of their efforts went toward saving a household pet.

Fire dog rescue cropThe call for the fire went out around 1:30 p.m., and smoke reportedly could be seen coming from the roof of the Honeysuckle Lane home when crews arrived.

WBBJ was at the scene where firefighters had quickly gotten the blaze under control. Nobody was home at the time.

However, when firefighters entered the home, they found a dog unconscious on the floor, having passed out from smoke inhalation.

Outside the home, firefighters gave the small dog oxygen and water and were able to resuscitate it.

Fire officials on scene say they were able to contain the blaze to two or three rooms but that the home sustained major smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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