D.C. Fire and EMS rescued a dog from a burning home in northwest Washington Monday afternoon.
Firefighters found the 3-year-old Italian sheepdog, named Cesare, in a two-story house in the 4500 block of Klingle Street, Northwest, and began life-saving efforts at the scene to get the dog breathing, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
Firefighters took Cesare to Friendship Animal Hospital, where it is listed in critical condition
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, D.C. Fire and EMS said. No one else was inside the house.
One firefighter suffered a minor bite while rescuing the dog.
Working fire 4500 blk Klingle St NW. Fire 1st flr large 2 story house. Fire knocked down. Rescued 1 dog we are working to resuscitate. pic.twitter.com/rxok3SqP40— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 16, 2017
Klingle St fire under control. We have got the rescued dog breathing and are providing additional care. No one else found during search. pic.twitter.com/DICYhvvaT3— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 16, 2017
Firefighters rush canine to vehicle for transport to nearby animal hospital. 1 FF suffered minor bite during rescue efforts. No other injs. pic.twitter.com/tTZYj1WEHt— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 16, 2017