Firefighters reunited a small dog with its family after they rescued the animal from a fire in Campbell River on Sunday night.
The Campbell River Fire Department was called to a structure fire at a three-storey multi-unit complex on 400 Robron Road at 8:15 p.m.
Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty said a neighbour heard the smoke alarm going off in the unit and then called 911 after he saw the fire through an entrance-door window.
Firefighters entered the unit, located the fire and contained it to the living room. There was minimal damage.
The two adults and five children who lived in the residence were not at home at the time of the fire. The firefighters did find a small dog hiding in an upstairs washroom. They administered oxygen with pet oxygen equipment.
According to Doherty, the fire department has three oxygen masks of different sizes that can fit over a pet’s mouth and nose. The equipment was donated by Strathcona Toyota in Campbell River.
The family of seven was displaced by the fire and is in the care of Emergency Support Services. The cause of the fire is under investigation.