A dramatic video taken moments after firefighters rescued a dog from a fire is gaining traction on social media.
The fire occurred over the weekend in South Vancouver. The dog can be seen lying on a patch of grass as several firefighters rush to provide it with treatment.
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The dog is given oxygen through a mask and tank while one of the firefighters rubs its belly and directs a crew member to get cold water.
Fast and effective work by #Vancouverfirefighters at a fire in South Vancouver over the weekend. Here crews are providing oxygen to a pet pulled out of the fire. Great work Firehall #17 and #5! #humansbestfriend #iaff18 @CityofVancouver @Karen_Fry 🎥 submitted. pic.twitter.com/fo3fk0pavU
— Van Fire Fighters (@IAFF18) August 3, 2021
City of Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry says that, fortunately, this story had a happy ending.
Although the pup suffered a minor burn and smoke inhalation, he’s said to be doing well and recovering at a local veterinarian’s office.