Santa Monica Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Boxer Dog From Burning Building

Monday, 16 Sep 2013, 9:30:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Santa Monica firefighters revive a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street on Saturday.
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Santa Monica firefighters revive a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street on Saturday.

The Santa Monica Fire Department revived an unconscious dog when they responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of 2nd Street on Saturday morning.

At about 7:30 am, firefighters arrived at a well involved structure.

KTLA5 reported that firefighters discovered the unconscious boxer dog behind a mattress as they searched the five-unit structure for victims.

Medics used a dog oxygen mask to revive the female boxer, named Stella.

Stella’s owner was not at home at the time, and the dog was taken to an animal hospital to recover, according to KTLA5.

The SMFD said five engine companies, Hazmat4, Truck Company 1, and Battalion 1 responded to the incident.

The SMFD said there were no firefighter or civilian injuries as they extinguished the fire, which was cleared just after 12 pm Saturday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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