Family dog rescued, revived during house fire on Karen Drive in Elkhart

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A family dog was revived after being found unconscious in a home that caught fire in the 100 block of Karen Drive in Elkhart.

Crews were called to the home around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.

While responding, crews were told about a dog that was inside the house.

They arrived to find fire and smoke coming through the roof at the front of the house.

Fire crews searched the house while extinguishing efforts were started. Fire crews located a Golden Retriever that was unconscious and not breathing.

The dog was carried out and placed in the front yard where CPR was started and oxygen given via
a pet oxygen mask. The dog was placed onto the stretcher and into the ambulance where crews were able
to fully revive the dog and he was released back to the owner.

Fire crews cut ventilation holes in multiple layers of roofing materials and pulled the layers of ceiling inside the house to reach the flames.

Crews were able to keep the fire from reaching the interior of the house. There was significant damage to the roof structure and water damage to the interior. No other injuries were reported. The building was boarded up and secured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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