NC firefighters rescue family dog in Holly Springs

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Firefighters found a family's 13-year-old dog unconscious in a bedroom but were able to revive it. (WTVD Photo)

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — North Carolina firefighters saved a family dog found unconscious in a house fire by reviving it with an oxygen mask made for animals.

WTVD reported that the fire was reported in the 5000 block of Sunset Fairways Drive in Holly Springs around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities said the family made it safely out and no other injuries were reported.

The family told firefighters their 13-year-old dog was still inside, prompting crews to rescue the animal. The dog was reportedly found unconscious in a bedroom.

The fire has been ruled accidental. Investigators said the fire was caused by the spontaneous combustion of rags soaked with teak oil that had been used on the enclosed porch and decking.

Source: WTVD