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Five dogs were inside a burning home in Tampa. Firefighters were able to save one of them.

Tampa Fire Rescue performs life-saving measures on a dog found in a house fire Monday. [Tampa Fire Rescue]
Tampa Fire Rescue performs life-saving measures on a dog found in a house fire Monday. [Tampa Fire Rescue]
Published Dec. 10, 2019

Firefighters with Tampa Fire Rescue were summoned to a house fire Monday afternoon and were told that five dogs were inside.

As they battled the fire, the found four of the dogs. “Firefighters performed life-saving measures including administering oxygen with pet oxygen masks,” the fire department said in a news release.

Three of the dogs died from smoke inhalation. One was saved and was taken by a Tampa police officer to a local veterinarian for treatment. A fifth dog had not yet been found.

The fire occurred about 3 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Gray Street. Firefighters said the blaze was brought under control within about 45 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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