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Firefighters find a surprise after rescuing dog

Posted at 6:41 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 19:37:05-04
Firefighters got a surprise when they rescued a dog from a burning building near Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard on Monday night.
The building was supposedly empty when firefighters brought the dog to safety. But while they were calling animal control, they discovered a woman hiding underneath the floor boards. She claimed the dog was hers.
13 Action News was able to reach the woman as she was leaving the building. She was able to walk and appeared to be okay.

A woman I spoke with says she was caught in a burning building with her dog. Both are okay. The dog's name is Bishop and he's three.

Posted by Parker Collins on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded around 11:10 p.m. to the blaze in the 240 block of West Baltimore Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Firefighters are investigating that possible squatters were using the building. No injuries have been reported.