Two small dogs were found alive inside a severely burned home in Bowie, Md., Wednesday morning.
When firefighters arrive to the 12400 block of Sandal Lane at around 9 a.m., they found heavy fire coming from both levels of the two-story home. After the fire was extinguished, two small dogs were discovered. Prince George's County Fire spokesman Mark Brady said one of the dogs -- a chihuahua -- was near death but was revived after receiving oxygen therapy.
A small, black dog also received oxygen therapy and appeared to be in good condition.
Firefighters used pet oxygen masks donated to the department to administer the oxygen.
The dogs' owner arrived at the scene and was able to take both home after an interview with investigators.
Officials say the home was under foreclosure, but someone was living there. They are working to determine the relationship between the occupant and the home's owner.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sandal Lane 2 small dogs were found after the fire was extinguished. A chihuahua was near death but revived after O2 pic.twitter.com/osvDt2xojV
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) October 23, 2013