WASHINGTON - DC Fire officials rescued a dog and a cat from a home fire on Sunday.
Officials say the fire was coming from the basement of a home at the 500 block 23rd Place, Northeast.
Early images as our units were going into action at the basement fire in 500 block 23rd Pl. NE. Displaced residents have found shelter with neighbors. No injuries to civilians or firefighters. pic.twitter.com/ZnJDghNMHz— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 10, 2018
First responders rescued the dog and a cat from the home and worked quickly to revive them.
Update Working Fire 500 block 23rd https://t.co/1a0W05654k. Basement fire under control. All residents accounted for. #DCsBravest rescued a dog and cat and working to revive them. pic.twitter.com/MUtCK53MUO— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 10, 2018
Update on Working Fire animal rescues 500 block 23rd Place NE. Both animals have been revived and will be assisted by @HumaneRescue. Sadly. A 2nd cat has expired. We used oxygen masks specifically designed for animals. pic.twitter.com/FEzjaNhdT6— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 10, 2018
Investigators with DC Fire say DC Humane Rescue Alliance worked with first responders to revive the cat and the dog and say they used oxygen masks specifically designed for animals when providing them with medical attention. Sadly, a second cat died from the fire.
A trainee firefighter/paramedic helped to revive the pup Sheeba and was able to get him back to his owner who was able to stay with neighbors following the fire. DC Fire says the cat Mousie was taken to an animal hospital by DC Humane Rescue Alliance for additional treatment.
“Sheeba”, seen here being cradled by one of our trainee firefighter/paramedics who helped revive her, is back in the hands of its owner. “Mousie” the cat taken by @HumaneRescue to animal hospital for further treatment. pic.twitter.com/6s8EcdeZ8y— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 10, 2018
DC Fire investigators say they found that there was no functioning smoke detectors in the home
They recommend that smoke detectors be tested monthly. Homeowners can call DC Fire at (202) 673-3331 to have a smoke alarm installed for free.