Cesare, a 3-year-old Italian sheepdog rescued from a burning home in Northwest Washington Monday afternoon, has died.
The owner of the dog said on his Facebook page that Cesare died Tuesday morning. He said a second dog, Pepper, was doing great and out of the Friendship Heights Animal Hospital.
Firefighters found the dogs in a two-story house in the 4500 block of Klingle Street, Northwest, and began life-saving efforts on Cesare at the scene to get the dog breathing, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, D.C. Fire and EMS said. No one else was inside the house at the time of the fire.
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