Firefighters revive dog after Glendale house fire; residents not injured

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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azfamily.com

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 11:22 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A family was saved from their burning home thanks to some fast-acting neighbors.

The fire at a home near Olive and 67th avenues is believed to have started in the garage at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

A family of three was inside the house. Neighbors ran to help the family get out of their smoke-filled home.

However, a dog was still inside. Glendale firefighters were able to find the dog and resuscitate it.

They did that by breaking out the Fido Bag, which was invented by a Glendale firefighter. Inside of it is a pet oxygen mask, burn sheets, bandages, protective restraints, thick protective gloves for the rescuer and rinsing saline. Every Glendale fire truck now carries one.

Diesel was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.
 
The family got out of the house without getting hurt and are staying somewhere else.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.
   
 

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