Dogs Revived After Rescue From Burning House Will Survive | Dogalize
Two dogs that Waco firefighters revived Tuesday morning after rescuing the pets from a burning house will recover, Assistant Fire Chief Chric Pechacek said Wednesday morning.The dogs, which were both overcome by smoke, were struggling to breathe as firefighters administered oxygen at the scene for nearly 30 minutes.
The pets were taken to a local veterinarian, who later told their owners that the next 24 to 48 hours were crucial in determining whether the two animals would survive.But Wednesday, the vet told the family that the two dogs should recover fully with no complications and should be ready to go home on Thursday.
Firefighters were sent at around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday to the house in the 2000 block of Connor in South Waco, after a caller reported seeing smoke and flames.The fire heavily damaged the front portion of the single-story wood-frame house, and officials said the home was destroyed.
Ray Sanders, his son Steven and his daughter-in-law Jessica, and a family friend Gary Taylor, all were in the house when fire broke out, and all four escaped without injury, but the two dogs didn’t get out.Two other dogs that were in the backyard were uninjured.
The fire broke out behind the dishwasher in the kitchen and the flames spread as the residents tried pull the dishwasher out, officials said.