Dog Saved from Santa Monica Apartment Fire

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November 1, 2017

Contact Captain Patrick Nulty, PIO
              Santa Monica Fire Department
              424-280-6400
              patrick.nulty@smgov.net

 

Santa Monica Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Tuesday night, October 31st (Halloween) at 9:21 p.m.
The fire occurred at 2020 Montana Avenue in the city of Santa Monica. The first Engine Company arrived in
5 minutes 11 seconds, and found flames coming from the kitchen of a first floor apartment of the 2 story building.
Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze in 5 minutes, preventing the fire from spreading throughout the rest
of the apartment. While the fire was being extinguished, a dog was found inside and rescued by firefighters.
Oxygen was delivered to the canine via our “Pet Oxygen Masks” that all SMFD units carry. After several minutes,
the dogs conditioned improved and he was later reunited with his family.

Twenty-five, SMFD personnel were on scene to control the incident. Damage was limited to a single apartment unit.
Fire Department investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen area, and was unintentional in nature.
The residents of the apartment were not home at the time of the fire. No injuries to occupants or first responders
were reported.

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DogSave 10-31-17

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