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Dog rescued from Doveton house fire

  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton
  • House fire and dog rescue Doveton

By: Keith Pakenham

Category: Incidents - Structure

  4.12 PM 16 June, 2014


Location: District 8 News

Views: 3954

Crews from Hallam and Dandenong fire brigades responded to a house fire in Hawthorn Road Doveton just before midday on Sunday 15 June.

During the internal fire attack Leading Fire-fighter Neil Poulton from Dandenong brigade wearing breathing apparatus located a dog that was in the final breaths of life in a front room.

The dog was handed over to volunteer fire-fighter Dennis Vlug from Hallam brigade who administered oxygen and warmed the dog with a blanket until he recovered. Neighbours then took the dog to a local vet for treatment once he was well enough.

Senior Station Officer Mick Lia was the Incident Controller. Fire-fighters who were directly involved in the fire-fight had their gear washed and bagged as a precaution due to the age of the house.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. Unfortunately another dog found in the house did not survive.

Last Updated: 16 June 2014