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Austin firefighters rescue dog from house fire

August 18, 2014
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — A dog has been reunited with its owner after Austin firefighters rescued it from a house fire.

The Austin Daily Herald ( ) reports that firefighters emerged with the dog minutes after forcing their way into the home.

Fire Chief Jim McCoy says rescue personnel gave the distressed dog oxygen and rushed it to a local veterinary clinic. He says the dog's condition had improved by the time it reached the vet.

McCoy says no one was injured and the home suffered minor damages that can be repaired.

McCoy says the fire started in the kitchen Saturday afternoon but authorities are still investigating the cause.


Information from: Austin Daily Herald,



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