DC firefighters revive dog, cat after basement fire

WASHINGTON — When D.C. Fire and Rescue responded to a Sunday morning basement fire, they saved lives — but this time, they weren’t just human.

Around 8 a.m. on June 10 in the 500 block of 23rd Place Northeast, firefighters found two cats and one dog in the two-story middle row dwelling after all human residents were safely accounted for.

Using oxygen masks specifically designed for animals, the firefighters got to work saving the rescued pets.

They were able to revive one cat and one dog. Unfortunately, the other cat died.

Officials tweeted that the surviving cat and dog will be taken by Humane Rescue.

Firefighters rescued a dog and cat from a basement fire in a Northeast row house. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Firefighters rescued a dog and cat from a basement fire in a Northeast row house. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

They used special oxygen masks designed for animals to save the pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
They used special oxygen masks designed for animals to save the pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

D.C. firefighters holding the dog they revived using an animal oxygen mask after a morning house fire in Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C. firefighters holding the dog they revived using an animal oxygen mask after a morning house fire in Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

D.C.'s Humane Rescue Alliance is now taking the surviving pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance is now taking the surviving pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

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Firefighters rescued a dog and cat from a basement fire in a Northeast row house. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
They used special oxygen masks designed for animals to save the pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C. firefighters holding the dog they revived using an animal oxygen mask after a morning house fire in Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C.'s Humane Rescue Alliance is now taking the surviving pets. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

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