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Santa Monica firefighters revive a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street on Saturday.
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Santa Monica firefighters revive a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street on Saturday.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Boxer Dog From Burning Building

The Santa Monica Fire Department respond to the structure fire.
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The Santa Monica Fire Department respond to the structure fire.
Firefighters climb onto the roof of the structure.
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Firefighters climb onto the roof of the structure.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013, 9:30 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

The Santa Monica Fire Department revived an unconscious dog when they responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of 2nd Street on Saturday morning.

At about 7:30 am, firefighters arrived at a well involved structure.

KTLA5 reported that firefighters discovered the unconscious boxer dog behind a mattress as they searched the five-unit structure for victims.

Medics used a dog oxygen mask to revive the female boxer, named Stella.

Stella’s owner was not at home at the time, and the dog was taken to an animal hospital to recover, according to KTLA5.

The SMFD said five engine companies, Hazmat4, Truck Company 1, and Battalion 1 responded to the incident.

The SMFD said there were no firefighter or civilian injuries as they extinguished the fire, which was cleared just after 12 pm Saturday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Sep. 16, 2013, 10:07:41 am

Leslie Wong said...

Thank you SMFD!

Sep. 16, 2013, 10:17:04 am

larson said...

Santa Monica Firefighters will always be my heroes!

Sep. 16, 2013, 10:39:23 am

cupcake said...

Dogs are not our whole life,but they make our lives whole.A dog is the only thing on earth who LOVES you more than he loves him/her self.If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went...XO to SMFD..

Sep. 17, 2013, 9:36:17 pm

Mary Duncan said...

In Santa Monica dogs worthy of saving,. Cats worthy of torturous death.

Sep. 17, 2013, 9:34:42 pm

Bob said...

Santa Monica Police would have promptly dispatched the animal with a spay of bullets like they do when a big cat visits. (But only after having Fire guys hose it down with high pressure water just to agitate and torture it first.) Thanks to the Fire guys for choosing the compassionate route this time.

Sep. 16, 2013, 7:36:42 pm

Avery said...

Thank you, Santa Monica Firefighters! We Santa Monicans love you!

Sep. 16, 2013, 8:25:13 pm

Brenda Tilman said...

As a Long Beach native now in Pensacola, FL, and a Boxer mom, thank you from the bottom of my heart for knowing and appreciating the value of the love a family pet. You did for her what her family was unable to do. Thank you for your bravery, for your service, and for doing the right thing in the eyes of God.

Sep. 16, 2013, 9:48:01 pm

Carolyn said...

Just another great deed our Firefighters do. Also another reason why Santa Monica Elks recognize SMO Firemen as we did at our lodge Sept. 12th. Boxer Stella - thanks to the firemen.

Sep. 16, 2013, 10:14:12 pm

Jean McCormack said...

Thank you guys....I had a boxer named Stella. ... she pass away last year. ..... Thanks so much for saving that or innocent dog..... you guys are my heroes

Oct. 2, 2013, 9:30:57 pm

Jackie said...

Can someone say HEROES!!! God Bless you guys!!!

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