Boxer dog resuscitated after Christchurch fire rescue
- 23 September 2013
- From the section Dorset
A boxer dog has been resuscitated after being rescued from a flat fire.
Firefighters revived the animal using oxygen therapy and cardiac massage after it was caught up in a fire in Barrack Road in Christchurch, Dorset.
A man was also treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics after the fire started just after 02:00 BST.
The blaze is believed to have been caused by an unattended chip pan. The dog has made a full recovery and is being cared for by its owner.
A fire and rescue spokesman said: "It's not unusual for crews to have to rescue animals from the scene of an emergency, but having to resuscitate them certainly is.
"It's certainly not something that happens every day."