Dogs might be man’s best friend, but one local pup has several new best friends in Richland County firefighters and paramedics.
Firefighters responded to a blaze on the 8000 block of Songbird Drive just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Columbia Fire Department. Heavy smoke and fire were visible at the one-story home.
No injuries have been reported, but firefighters rescued a dog from the blaze, according to the fire department. It was unclear where in the home the dog was, but two firefighters found the K-9 unresponsive.
Richland County EMS and firefighters resuscitated the dog using a special pet oxygen kit, and the fire department said the dog is OK.
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Firefighters have knocked down the blaze and are still working hot spots. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are still unclear.
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