Boxer Puppy Rescued from NJ Fire

She was hiding under a bed, police said

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    Monmouth Junction Firefighter Shane Raber carries Sophie, a 10-month-old boxer puppy, rescued from a house fire

    Firefighters rescued a a boxer puppy that was hiding under a bed in a burning house in New Jersey Friday morning, authorities said.

    South Brunswick Township Police said Suzanne Strath-Joy returned home from dropping off her daughter at school when she found her kitchen on fire, with heavy smoke throughout the house on Georges Road.

    She got one dog out of the house, but could not find 10-month-old Sophie.

    When Monmouth Junction firefighters arrived, firefighters Shane Raber and Dave Furch searched the home as others battled the kitchen fire.

    Sophie was found hiding under a bed in a smoke-filled room, police said.

    The firefighters carried the dog out of the house and administered oxygen. She was later reunited with her family.

    The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes; fire damage was contained to the kitchen but there was smoke damage throughout the house, officials said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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