No one hurt, two dogs rescued in early morning apartment fire

No one hurt, two dogs rescued in early morning apartment fire
Posted on 09/19/2016

No injuries were reported but two dogs were rescued during an early morning apartment fire Monday.

Redlands Firefighters responded to the blaze at an apartment building in the 900 block of Lombard Street at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire to a ground-level apartment extending to the unit above and a number of people outside the building.

Firefighters extended hose lines and confirmed that all occupants of the building had been evacuated but learned that two dogs were trapped in the upstairs apartment.

Firefighters entered the apartment and located the trapped dogs. After removing the dogs from the building, firefighters administered oxygen to both animals, using specialized pet masks carried on the fire apparatus. The dogs were returned to their owners.

Crews extinguished the blaze, preventing it from extending to any other units.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. San Bernardino County Fire provided assistance. Redlands Police assisted with traffic control. American Medical Response and the Red Cross were also on scene to assist.