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Henderson firefighters save dog from house fire

Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 20:50:52-04

Henderson firefighters rescued a pet dog from a house fire that started in an interior room this morning, displacing a family of three.
The Henderson Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Timberline Court, near East Lake Mead Parkway and East Warm Springs Road, around 11 a.m.
The first arriving engine crew observed heavy smoke and fire coming from a side window of a one-story single family residence. Firefighters initiated an offensive attack and entered the home through the front door. They quickly located and extinguished the fire in two interior rooms.
When firefighters initially entered the residence, they discovered an unresponsive dog by the front door. They pulled the 100-pound pit bull-type dog to safety and resuscitated him with a specialized pet oxygen mask. Firefighters successfully revived the dog and he was transported in good condition by Animal Control to a veterinarian for further evaluation.

The fire was reported by a passerby who noticed smoke coming from the home and called 911. The residence was unoccupied when the fire started.
Four engines, one truck, two rescue units and an air resource apparatus responded to the fire.
There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. Two adults, one child and a dog were displaced by the fire.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and possibly electrical in nature. The total estimated loss is $90,000 for structure and contents.