Lucky Pooch Saved by NJ Firefighters

Crews discovered a large pit bull in the occupied house and resuscitated it by giving it oxygen for about 10 minutes

Monday, Apr 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM EDT
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A Jersey City fire forced out a dozen people in the early morning hours Friday. One resident and a pet dog were overcome by smoke and needed oxygen at the scene.

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A Jersey City fire forced out a dozen people in the early morning hours Friday. One resident and a pet dog were overcome by smoke and needed oxygen at the scene.

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Firefighters in Jersey City rescued a dog from a fire that damaged two houses early Friday morning.

Fire Director Armando Roman says the three-alarm fire started in a vacant home on Grant Avenue at a little before 1 a.m. Firefighters had the blaze under control by about 2 a.m.

About 14 people in an adjacent house got out safely, with one brought to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Crews discovered a large pit bull in the occupied house and resuscitated it by giving it oxygen for about 10 minutes.

Roman says the fire may have been started by homeless people in the vacant house.

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