Dog reunited with Chico firefighters that saved its life

Photo courtesy of the Chico Fire Department

A dog rescued by Chico firefighters on March 6 was reunited with the firefighters that saved its life Sunday.

The dog was rescued after firefighters responded to 814 Chestnut Street for a confirmed house fire. When the first engine arrived on scene, they could see smoke coming from the home.

Firefighters forced their way into the home, quickly found the fire and extinguished it. They were able to contain the fire to the living room.

Firefighters said while extinguishing the fire, they found an unresponsive dog. The dog was removed from the home and resuscitated by fire and EMS personnel at scene. The dog was then transported to a veterinarian hospital.

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Sunday, the owner of the dog, Alex Collins, brought her dog by the station to be reunited with the firefighters that performed the rescue. The dog is doing well thanks to the quick thinking of Chico firefighters and Butte EMS.

Chico Fire officials said while Collins was at the station, she was provided a donation from the Ray Head Foundation to assist her.

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