Firefighters in Washington D.C. rescued six dogs from a burning home on Tuesday (7-21-20). Thanks to their efforts, all the dogs survived.
After saving five dogs, a firefighter discovered a sixth, lying unconscious in the basement beneath a table, per Vito Maggiolo, the departments Public Information Officer. . A member of the department's rescue squad carried the dog out and worked with other firefighters to revive it.
Their efforts were captured on video and posted by the department on Twitter. In the footage, the first responders are seen attempting to give the dog oxygen and water to help cool it down.
The department tweeted early Tuesday afternoon (7-21-20) that it was able to get the fire under control "despite intense heat of the day & clutter conditions inside." No firefighters were injured, Maggiolo said.
Some of the dogs remained with their owners, but others were taken to a nearby animal rescue organization to be further evaluated by a veterinarian.