Stockton Firefighters Local 456 shared dramatic footage of them rescuing a dog from a fierce blaze in a home in North California.
In the footage captured on a body camera, the firefighters enter the 2-storey home to battle the blaze. Flames are billowing out of rooms and they are surrounded by orange.
“The fire burned so hot, it compromised most of the windows in the structure allowing smoke to leave and light to enter,” fire officials said on Facebook. “With the wind at the back of the firefighters, this video capture provides a rare glimpse into what firefighters must deal with.”
When firefighters re-entered the house to subdue the flames from spreading to a neighboring home, they discovered a dog inside a fenced kennel next to a shed that was on fire (minute 5:57).
The dog was as far away from the blaze as he could get, panting by the door.
After dousing the shed with water, firefighters were able to rescue the dog and carry him away from the burnt shed.
“The quick extinguishment of the shed most likely saved the dog’s life, who was caged next to the fire,” they wrote.
Fortunately for the dog, he did not appear to suffer any injuries from the fire. He’s alive today thanks to these heroes!