Firefighters revive dog after house fire in Montezuma

Firefighters were able to rescue the dog and according to Yoder used the air from their breathing apparatus to resuscitate the dog.

MONTEZUMA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon County firefighters are recovering after putting out a house fire late Thursday night.

Fire Chief Marvin Yoder says several of his crew members were injured from putting out the fire at 10432 Hwy 49 North.

“One of the guys fell off the ladder in the attic and some others were hurt from glass and debris,” Yoder said. “They’ll need a couple of stitches, but they’ll be OK.”

Yoder says the house was more than 100 years old and was deemed an electrical fire.

The family who lived in the home was able to get out of the house, but their dog was still inside.

Firefighters were able to rescue the dog and according to Yoder used the air from their breathing apparatus to resuscitate the dog.

“The dog was alive when we left, I believe the family is taking it to the vet,”  Yoder said.

The fire chief said he isn’t sure whether the structure is a total loss, but says the building did suffer significant smoke damage.

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