Firefighters save dog from Ooltewah house fire

Firefighters save dog from Ooltewah house fire

May 5th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Photo contributed by Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Danny Hague Tri-Community Volunteer firefighter Lt. Brent Seifert administers oxygen to a dog saved from a burning home on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Photo contributed by Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department Deputy...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Tri-Community Volunteer firefighters rescued a dog from a house fire reported in the 8400 block of Old Cleveland Pike, according to news release.

Firefighters responding to the scene about 6:30 p.m. Sunday reported heavy smoke and fire coming through the roof of the home, officials said. Firefighters worked quickly to lay 2,000 feet of hose to get water to the fire.

"During a secondary search throughout the house, firefighters found a dog in a bedroom," the release states. The dog was given oxygen at the scene and will survive, officials said.

Another dog did not survive the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Tri-Community Fire Marshal's office.

Chattanooga Fire Department personnel and the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to provide mutual aid during the call.

The American Red Cross will be assisting the family, and animal control was called to the scene to temporarily house the dog that survived the fire.

 


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