SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A video from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District shows the rush to save a dying dog after it was found during a house fire Thursday.
Crews found the animal inside a home on Mission Avenue in Carmichael. Firefighter Chris Allen's helmet camera recorded the rescue.
"From the beginning, he was showing minimal signs of life. But not at any point where you couldn't do anything. He was showing signs that we were going to do something. That’s when we started," Allen said.
The video, posted by the fire district on Facebook, shows crews breaking down the door to the home as flames come through a nearby window.
Firefighter Jon Barclay found the dog unresponsive in a bedroom and carried him the front of the home, where crews performed CPR. The life-saving measures were successful and the dog, later named Dicky, came back to life.
"We stuffed his head in there and cranked that puppy up and it worked. We are pretty happy it worked," Allen said about using the respirator.
"It is the goal of #MetroFire to provide emergency response service delivery including protection the life of those in our community," wrote Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on Facebook. "Even when an #AnimalRescue is needed, we will be there for you!"