Firefighters rescue two dogs from NE Portland house fire

Firefighters rescue two dogs from NE Portland house fire
A firefighter resuscitates a dog after rescuing it from a house fire in Northeast Portland Sunday morning. (KATU photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Firefighters rescued two dogs from a house fire in Northeast Portland Sunday morning.

A third dog died at the scene.

It happened at around 8:20 a.m. at a house at 5114 NE 109th Ave. Firefighters said the fire started in the garage. It’s unclear what caused the fire.

The woman who called 9-1-1 went back into the house to search for her dogs, firefighters said.

When crews arrived, the woman and another person were outside the house. Firefighters searched the home and found her three dogs. Two of the dogs were resuscitated with special pet rescue equipment that firefighters said was donated by a local veterinary clinic.

Firefighters put out the fire in about 10 minutes. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

“The quick initial response contributed to the overall successful outcome of this incident,” said Battalion Chief Rich Stenhouse.