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Dog rescued from DC house fire dies

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. (Courtesy DC Fire/EMS)

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.


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