Dog Resuscitated on Scene Following Rescue
NEWBURY — Chief Douglas Janvrin reports that the Newbury Fire Department extinguished a one-alarm fire at a single family home today.
At 12:15 p.m. today Newbury Fire responded to a single family home at 40 Old Point Road for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the building and flames in the rear corner. While no one who lives at the home was inside at the time of the fire, a neighbor informed firefighters that there was a dog inside. Firefighters made entry into the home and rescued the dog, who was unconscious at the time.
The Newburyport Fire Department, Rowley Fire Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Special Operations Unit also responded to the scene to provide mutual aid. Members of the Newburyport and Rowley Fire Departments were able to resuscitate the dog on scene, and the dog has since been taken to a nearby animal hospital.
Firefighters conducted an aggressive attack and were able to extinguish the flames. The scene was cleared by 4:15 p.m.
The West Newbury and Amesbury Fire Departments also provided station coverage for Newbury Fire.
The home sustained heavy smoke and water damage, and flame damage to the room where the fire originated.
“Well done to everyone who responded to this call, who spent hours outside in frigid weather battling this fire. As a result of your hard work we were able to save a family pet and extinguish these flames,” Chief Janvrin said.
The fire is not considered to be suspicious, and remains under investigation by Newbury Police and Fire as well as State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.