ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Three family dogs were rescued by firefighters in a structure fire that happened on Friday.
According to officials, at approximately 6:00pm St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 18th Ave S and 31st St S for reports of a house on fire.
Crews arrived to find a home with a fire in a bedroom.
Crews immediately extinguished the fire from spreading throughout the house. Firefighters then received reports of three dogs still inside the home.
“We removed three dogs from the house and utilized our animal rescue equipment to treat two of the dogs. The third dog had no distress acting normal,” said Lt. Garth Swingle Deputy Fire Marshal, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
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After stabilizing the dogs, two St. Petersburg Police officers transported them to the nearest emergency animal hospital, St. Petersburg Animal Hospital and Urgent Care.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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