FONTANA – Firefighters responding to a fire at a home in the 17600 block of Filbert Street in the City of Fontana were able to rescue the four or the eight family pets on Wednesday morning.
At around 7:30 a.m. firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the single-story single family home. The home had heavy fire coming from the back of the home. The residents of the home were not home at the time of the fire. During a primary search of the home, three dogs and one cat were located by firefighters. Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire within 15 minutes.
“All four family pets required resuscitative measures consisting of basic airway support and oxygen therapy,” said San Bernardino County Fire Department Public Information Eric Sherwin. “These efforts were conducted by additional firefighters on scene. Thankfully all four are expected to recover from their injuries.” Four other dogs and two cats died as a result of the fire.
A total of twenty fire personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, as well the Rialto Fire Department responded to the scene. Three adults, one teen, and the four pets were displaced as a result of the fire, which caused around $100,000 in damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation through San Bernardino County’s Office of the Fire Marshal.
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