Firefighters resuscitate chihuahua after saving it from Golden Gate house fire

Adam Regan
Naples Daily News

Firefighters resuscitated a chihuahua Thursday using an oxygen mask donated by a Naples community after saving the pet from a house fire in Golden Gate, Greater Naples Fire Rescue District Chief Nolan Sapp said.

Engines responded to a residential fire on 18th Court Southwest at 1:22 p.m. and encountered a significant blaze that resulted in 25% fire damage and complete smoke damage to the home. One person was injured and treated by EMS at the scene, Sapp said.

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Firefighters from the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District resuscitated a chihuahua Thursday with a specially-designed oxygen mask donated by the Verona Walk community after saving it from a house fire in Golden Gate.

Firefighters rescued the chihuahua and resuscitated the animal using a specially-designed oxygen mask purchased with a donation made by the Verona Walk community.

"We've only had to use it once, but it came in real handy," Sapp said.

Sapp said the house isn't livable with most of the owners' belongings damaged by smoke.

The fire is under investigation.