Ann Arbor firefighters rescue dog, cat from blaze
by Liz Cobbs | The Ann Arbor News
Saturday December 20, 2008, 4:32 PM
Ann Arbor Fire Lt. Steve Creger gives oxygen to a small dog that was rescued from a fire in a condominium in the 500 block of Liberty Point Saturday afternoon.
Ann Arbor firefighters rescued a dog and cat from a burning condominium this afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the 500 block of Liberty Point Drive shortly after noon.
Battalion Chief Kevin Cook said the residents weren't home at the time.
When they arrived, firefighters found flames coming from the floor in the dining room. They went into the basement and discovered the fire was between the basement and first floor. The dining room floor had to be torn up to finish extinguishing the fire.
Firefighters searching the home found a small dog and cat that had smoke inhalation, Cook said. The pets were taken to the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital on West Liberty Street, where they were in critical but stable condition, Cook said.
There was heavy smoke damage throughout the condo, and units on both sides had minor smoke damage. Cook said damage to the condo was estimated at $40,000.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.