Dog Rescued, Owner Killed in Shady Hills Fatal House Fire
By SCOTT LAPRADE, Senior Correspondent | March 10, 2021 | FLORIDA
Story No. 031021100
Photo by SmokeShowingPhotography.comSecond due Engine starts stretching a feeder line.
Photo by SmokeShowingPhotography.comFirefighters rescue dog and begin life-saving measures.
Photo by SmokeShowingPhotography.comFirefighters work on reviving the dog and he begins to show life.
Photo by SmokeShowingPhotography.comDog beings to get up in an attempt to gain his strength.
Photo by SmokeShowingPhotography.comA firefighter checks on the dog and a family member gets the news of the homeowner not surviving the fire.
Shady Hills, FL - On March 10th, a call came in reporting a structure fire at 17852 Normandeau Street. Pasco County E 20 was the first to arrive and had smoke showing from the dwelling.
Firefighters gained entry to the dwelling and immediately found a dog, which they brought outside. After giving CPR and O2, the dog was successfully resuscitated. Other firefighters continued searching the dwelling, where they found a male victim inside. They were able to get the male outside where they quickly began life-saving measures, but the victim was unresponsive and not viable.
Firefighters made a final sweep and were able to knock the fire down a short time later. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
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