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Dog saved by Phoenix crews after home catches on fire

The dog was not responding well at first, but after 10 minutes of oxygen and cooling down, it was much better.

PHOENIX — A family's dog is alive but shaken up after their home caught on fire in Phoenix early Friday. 

The Phoenix Fire Department said crews were dispatched to a home near 35th and Grovers avenues just before 4 a.m. for a reported house fire. 

Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the house, with the back patio "heavily involved." 

The family dog was found inside and was not responding well at first. 

Crews used a Fido bag on the pup and after 10 minutes of oxygen and cooling off, the dog was responding much better, though it was "scared." 

The homeowner was contacted by neighbors while at work and were on their way home. 

Crews were able to get the fire under control and performed salvage to protect their belongings. 

No crews were injured. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

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