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Firefighters save dog from burning house
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Firefighters save dog from burning house

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Thanks to two local heroes, a small dog was rescued from a fire that completely destroyed a Woodstock house.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 19, Woodstock Fire Rescue and Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire at 205 River Run.

The single-story house was already engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene. Reports to Cherokee County 911 indicated that there were pets inside the home.

Woodstock firefighter Brian Scudder entered the house and found the dog lying on the floor of the master bedroom.

"The dog was limp, and I thought he was already gone," Scudder said.

He brought the dog outside to paramedic Eric Hatten, who immediately began to work on the animal.

"The dog was barely breathing when I got him, so I put him on oxygen," Hatten said.

Because of Scudder and Hatten's quick efforts, the dog was saved.

The two women who lived at the house were not home when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

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