PHOENIX — They say cats have nine lives but two dogs got a second chance at life after being rescued during an apartment fire on Thursday night. 

Phoenix fire responded to an apartment fire near 18th Street and Thomas Road. 

Firefighters used a specialized breathing apparatus called a Fido Bag to help two dogs suffering from smoke inhalation. Fido Bags are shaped to fit around a dog's mouth. 

In a Facebook post the department said "We are always ready to rescue your furry family members!!"

The dogs are doing well. 

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