Dog rescued from DC house fire dies

WASHINGTON — The dog D.C. firefighters rescued from a house fire Monday has died.

D.C. Fire/EMS said Tuesday that Cesare, a Maremma breed, died after he was rescued from a fire in the 4500 block of Klingle Street in Northwest.

Fire crews resuscitated Cesare at the scene after he was exposed to a lot of heavy smoke in a short time. The family dog was transported to Friendship Hospital for Animals in Tenleytown. After initially promising signs for recovery, he succumbed to his injuries, D.C. Fire/EMS said.

“Our deepest condolences to his owners,” the agency tweeted.

No one else was injured in the fire, which is still under investigation.

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this article from Washington.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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