Firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

By: David Wallace | Farmington Press | Published April 20, 2011

 Farmington Hills fire inspectors Gerard Antoniotti and Matt Migliore use a special mask made for pets to supply oxygen to a family’s German shepherd, rescued from a fire on Bridgeman, near Nine Mile and Gill, April 14.

Farmington Hills fire inspectors Gerard Antoniotti and Matt Migliore use a special mask made for pets to supply oxygen to a family’s German shepherd, rescued from a fire on Bridgeman, near Nine Mile and Gill, April 14.

Photo courtesy of Lt. Denny Hughes

FARMINGTON HILLS —Approximately 22 firefighters responded to a house fire on Bridgeman Street, near Nine Mile and Gill, at 2:30 p.m. April 14 and rescued two dogs.

No one was home when the fire broke out, the Fire Department reported, and fire crews saw heavy smoke and flames issuing from a bedroom window when they arrived.

The firefighters reportedly brought the fire under control in 15 minutes, and no one was injured in the incident. Two dogs were saved from the blaze, and firefighters treated them with special pet oxygen masks and took them to a veterinary hospital in Novi for further care.

The cause of the fire was unknown, and the fire was estimated to have caused more than $50,000 in damage.