WINNIPEG – Two dogs had to be rescued by firefighters from a burning house in St. Vital Thursday morning.
Crews were called to a home on Humboldt Ave. near St. Anne’s Rd. just before noon. Officials say an off duty police officer and a retired firefighter were first on scene and broke down the front door.
“They were able to alert the first-in crews about two dogs being trapped inside,” said District Chief Gordon Cannell.
“(The dogs) were unresponsive, there was no vitals. So they’ve got special equipment for working on dogs, they used the ventilator and got them going again.”
Within minutes the dogs were up, walking around the front lawn of a neighbour’s yard. However, a cat is still unaccounted for according to firefighters.
The dogs were taken away by Winnipeg Humane Society for further treatment.
The amount of damage to the home has not yet been determined.
“We’ve got such heavy fire damage in the back end of the house, we’re still trying to conduct an investigation to find an exact cause and it’s location,” said Cannell.