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Press Release Fido bag used to save dog pulled from house fire

Written by The Bee

July 27, 2020

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On July 26, 2020, Sunday evening at approximately 9:20 PM, several BCFD units were dispatched to a reported structure fire the 1700 block of Diamond Dr. The first arriving units reported smoke and flames showing from a single-story residence. Crews quickly surveyed the scene and began their attack on the fire. After receiving some conflicting reports that one person may still be inside of the structure, Engine 761s crew made entry through the front door advancing to a rear bedroom. The home was cleared of any subjects; however, several dogs and cats were found deceased inside of the home after the blaze was contained. Firefighter Mike Villagran was able to save one of the dogs from the home that was in grave condition. EMT Kim Miles quickly administered aid to the dog providing oxygen with a Fido bag. BCFD is fortunate to have this lifesaving equipment for animals, which was donated several years ago by Kay Rozzi, a volunteer with SAINT (Saving Animals In Need Together). After stabilization, the K9 was transported to the Las Vegas area for emergency veterinarian services, which were paid for by the SAINT program.

A total of two animals were rescued during the incident; no other injuries were reported. Fire investigator J. Jones arrived on the scene as crews began the overhaul process. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

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