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Firefighters save dog in apartment fire

Crews used special pet resuscitation mask
Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 09, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington firefighters saved a four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix when a kitchen fire happened at Lyndhurst Place Apartments.

The fire happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the apartments near East High Street and Rose Street. The home filled with smoke. No people were there at the time, but four-year-old Bella, the Jack Russell Terrier mix, was home.

Firefighters found her lifeless, but luckily, they knew exactly what to do.

Firefighters resuscitated and revived her using a special pet resuscitation mask to give her oxygen.

It worked and Bella is recovering at an animal hospital.

"I'm just thankful for the firefighters that were able to bring her out and give her oxygen and all that," said Bella's owner, Krista McLaughlin.

McLaughlin said that she had taken another pet to the vet when the fire broke out. Fire officials say that the fire was contained and no other apartments in the building were damaged.

You can donate to help with Bella's animal hospital bills here.