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Unconscious Doberman Rescued in CS House FIre

College Station firefighters are investigating a Friday afternoon house fire west of Creek View Elementary School.

Spokesman Bart Humphreys says none of the three renters living at 608 Hartford Drive were home.

But a neighbor said a Doberman was in the house. The dog was found unconscious but regained consciousness after it was given oxygen. The dog was transported to a veternarian.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

The first engine arrived two minutes after the call was received. Firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from a front room, which turned out to be a bedroom.

Humphreys says fire damage was limited to that bedroom and the attic space directly above. There was smoke and water damage elsewhere in the single-family home.

The fire was under control 38 minutes after the call. Humphreys said no neighboring homes were damaged, despite a threat due to strong winds and dry vegetation.

No firefighters were injured. A total of ten fire department units, staffed by 29 personnel, responded to this incident. They were assisted by several College Station police officers and a crew from College Station Utilities.

Humphreys says the three renters are staying with friends.

Click below for comments from Bart Humphreys, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.



Photo of firefighter Deborah Hamff courtesy of the College Station Fire Department.

Photo of firefighter Deborah Hamff courtesy of the College Station Fire Department.

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Posted by on Jan 31 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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