Dogs and Cats Rescued From Long Island House Fire

Firefighters were quick to rescue six four-legged victims stuck in a blazing house fire on Long Island Labor Day morning. The Dix Hills Fire Department saved three cats and three dogs from the smoky fire on Seneca Avenue that burned from the kitchen of the single-story home.

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STEVE SILVERMAN - DIX HILLS FD
The first firefighters to arrive, after the blaze was reported just before 11:20 a.m., found a heavy smoke condition and a fire in the kitchen of the house.
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STEVE SILVERMAN - DIX HILLS FD
Firefighters searched the house where they found the six pets, all of which were suffering from smoke inhalation.
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STEVE SILVERMAN - DIX HILLS FD
Emergency personnel from the Dix Hills Rescue Squad and a veterinary technician from the Melville Fire Department treated the rescued animals.
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The dogs and cats were given oxygen using special pet-sized masks.
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STEVE SILVERMAN - DIX HILLS FD
Two of the cats suffered burns and smoke inhalation, and were taken to an animal emergency hospital in Commack by firefighters. The third cat did not survive.
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The three dogs were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, while the homeowner was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by ambulance with minor burns and smoke inhalation.
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STEVE SILVERMAN - DIX HILLS FD
The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal.
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