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Arlington Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs from Fire

Dogs were reportedly in stable condition Thursday night at a local animal hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation.

Arlington firefighters treat two dogs for smoke inhalation after rescuing them from a home in the 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard Thursday. Photo by ACFD
Arlington firefighters treat two dogs for smoke inhalation after rescuing them from a home in the 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard Thursday. Photo by ACFD
Arlington firefighters rescued two dogs Thursday from a fire at a single family home in the 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard in Arlington. The dogs were treated for smoke inhalation.

The dogs were transported to a local animal hospital and reported to be in stable condition Thursday night.

The fire was determined to be accidental, due to an appliance malfunction. The Arlington County Fire Department estimates damage to the single family home at $100,000.




Virginia Ross April 04, 2014 at 10:36 AM
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Teens-Save-Family-Pets-From-House-Fire-253823581.html The dogs were rescued by a teen who attends YHS, across the street fro the school and had come home to get some tea...
Mary Ann Barton April 04, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Oh didn't realize that Virginia, thanks for additional information.
Laurie April 07, 2014 at 09:21 AM
Then the firefighters treated dogs rescued by teenager. I'm surprised firefighters let the teen in a house filled with smoke. Or did the teen report the fire? How did a teen enter a smoke filled house, find two incapacitated dogs and carry them out? It seems more plausible for the firefighters to have rescued the dogs. They don't look like they walked out.
Judy Lomago Gray April 07, 2014 at 12:31 PM
@ Laurie, you should read the article at the link that Virginia Ross posted above. It explains that one of the girls who "saved" the dogs lived at the house, they attempted to go in before the firefighters got there . . . they did not carry the dogs out, the firefighters did. The article answers your questions.

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